Male at Mkanila Bay
A male of Protomelas marginatus at Mkanila Bay, Chizumulu Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. (07-Aug-2006). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Protomelas

Status
valid


Curator

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Last updated on:
19-Apr-2009

Protomelas marginatus (Trewavas, 1935)


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Original description as Haplochromis marginatus:

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  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 65-118 (crc00118)

Sub-species:

Conservation: Protomelas marginatus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Protomelas marginatus appears common in certain areas and lives often deeper than the reach of beach seines.