Male at Maingano Island
A male of Labidochromis freibergi at Maingano Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Labidochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
14-Feb-2010

Labidochromis freibergi Johnson, 1974


Original description as Labidochromis freibergi:

ZooBank:FA5988F9-83F4-4BD6-A21C-32F2674A14B0.

  • Johnson, Donald. 1974. "New cichlids from Lake Malawi, including descriptions of two new species". Today's Aquarist. v. 1 (1); pp. 12-17 (crc00120)

Conservation: Labidochromis freibergi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). Labidochromis freibergi is a rather common cichlid in the northeastern region of Likoma Island and because of its small size and rock-dwelling habit, is not affected by the recently increased fishing efforts.

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