Male at Hongi Island
A male of Metriaclima pambazuko at Hongi Island, Lake Malawi [Tanzania].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
08-May-2013

Metriaclima pambazuko Stauffer, Black & Konings, 2013


Original description as Metriaclima pambazuko:

ZooBank:D57B95E8-3991-4B30-B22D-83978924D05E.

  • Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & K. Black & A.F. Konings. 2013. "Descriptions of five new species of Metriaclima (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake MalaĆ”i, Africa". Zootaxa. v. 3647(n. 1), pp. 101-136 (crc05041) (abstract)

Conservation: Metriaclima pambazuko is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. M. pambazuko is not targeted by local fishermen and for the ornamental fish trade it was exported only a couple of times. I have not yet returned to Hongi and Lundo islands since 2004 so I have no firsthand account as to the population density of this species, but believe that there is no imminent threat.

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