Male at Chiloelo
A male of Petrotilapia chrysos at Chiloelo, Lake Malawi [Mozambique].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Petrotilapia

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
23-Aug-2016

Petrotilapia chrysos Stauffer & Van Snik, 1996


Original description as Petrotilapia chrysos:

ZooBank:F2758DE2-18C8-4145-8953-B612347E9CBE.

Conservation: Petrotilapia chrysos is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). The listing as vulnerable is caused by the fact that initially it was thought that P. chrysos is restricted to the two small islands in the southeastern arm of the lake, but since it appears to have a much wider distribution I would not regard this species at any type of risk of extinction.

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