Male in Same Bay
A male of Petrotilapia pyroscelos in Same Bay, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Petrotilapia

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
07-Jul-2011

Petrotilapia pyroscelos Lundeba, Stauffer & Konings, 2011


Original description as Petrotilapia pyroscelos:

ZooBank:E9785AED-D904-4B5C-A0F7-9D0CC13B2D74.

  • Lundeba, Mary & J.R. Stauffer Jr. & A. Konings. 2011. "Five new species of the genus Petrotilapia (Teleostei: Cichlidae), from Lake Malawi, Africa". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 22(n. 2), pp. 149-168 (crc03458) (abstract)

Conservation: Petrotilapia pyroscelos is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). . Most individuals of P. pyroscelos are found in very shallow water and fishermen rarely place gill nets in such shallow waters; besides, gill nets are rarely used by the fishermen on Chizumulu Island in general. The status for P. pyroscelos should be listed as Least Concern.

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