Male at Chimwalani Reef
A male of Aulonocara rostratum at Chimwalani Reef, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Aulonocara

Group
Sand-dwelling

Status
valid


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Published:

Last updated on:
29-Apr-2008

Aulonocara rostratum (Trewavas, 1935)


Original description as Aulonocara rostrata:

ZooBank:851CC717-8493-4416-84E0-846B59FB18F5.

  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 65-118 (crc00118)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Aulonocara rostratum is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Since the sand-dwelling cichlids in the lake are currently heavily (over-)fished it may become threatened in the near future.

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