Male at Likoma Island
A male of Labidochromis gigas at Likoma Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Mark Smith. (23-Jan-2004). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Labidochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
14-Feb-2010

Labidochromis gigas Lewis, 1982


Original description as Labidochromis gigas:

ZooBank:80263140-ABC5-4E88-808C-4069AD5AED0D.

  • Lewis, Digby. 1982. "A Revision of the Genus Labidochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. pp. 189-265 (crc00119)

Conservation: Labidochromis gigas is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). Labidochromis gigas is a very common cichlid of the deeper sediment-free rocky habitat and due to its small size and association with rocks is not threatened by over-fishing.

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