Adult at Magara
Adult of Petrochromis orthognathus at Magara, Lake Tanganyika [Burundi]. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Petrochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
18-Nov-2009

Petrochromis orthognathus Matthes, 1959


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Original description as Petrochromis orthognathus:

ZooBank:9271E31D-B339-43A9-A2F6-E593D5AEC000.

  • Matthes, H.. 1959. "Un cichlide nouveau du Lac Tanganyika: Petrochromis orthognathus n. sp". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. pp. 335-341 (crc00155)

Conservation: Petrochromis orthognathus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).