Male at Chinyankwazi Island
A male of Melanochromis robustus at Chinyankwazi Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi]. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Melanochromis


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04-Apr-2012

Melanochromis robustus Johnson, 1975


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Original description as Melanochromis robustus:

ZooBank:1FBD5B5F-1278-4FC5-8891-0B6C053C9A20.

Conservation: Melanochromis robustus 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 there is intensified fishing for mbuna, this species is more than large enough to be considered food and I would suggest to regard this species vulnerable.