Male in Same Bay
A male of Champsochromis caeruleus in Same Bay, Chizumulu Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Champsochromis

Status
valid


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Published:

Last updated on:
15-Jul-2008

Champsochromis caeruleus (Boulenger, 1908)


Original description as Paratilapia caerulea:

ZooBank:8198707D-55AE-4A92-BE23-B4A969F8AC88.

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1908. "Diagnoses of new fishes discovered by Capt. E. L. Rhoades in Lake Nyassa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 8) pp. 238-243 (crc00068)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Champsochromis caeruleus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Champsochromis caeruleus lives in shallow water over open sandy bottoms, i.e. vulnerable to beach seining, it is rarely found in hauls of beach nets.

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