Male at Nakatenga Island
A male of Melanochromis melanopterus at Nakantenga Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Melanochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
09-Jun-2008

Melanochromis melanopterus Trewavas, 1935


Original description as Melanochromis melanopterus:

ZooBank:73650A07-7705-4CBB-8BA7-6A1F2C376087.

  • 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: Melanochromis melanopterus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). It is very common at the Maleri and Mbenji islands and a rather common cichlid at most other localities.

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