Male at Gome Rock
A male of Protomelas ornatus at Gome Rock, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (08-Nov-2008). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Protomelas

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
03-May-2009

Protomelas ornatus (Regan, 1922)


Original description as Haplochromis ornatus:

ZooBank:3A170BA7-3D72-4199-A2DA-37A85B499EBF.

  • Regan, Charles Tate. 1922. "The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyassa". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1921 (pt 4) n. 36; pp. 675-727 (crc00066)

Synonyms (2):

Conservation: Protomelas ornatus 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 ornatus is a common cichlid in the lake and since it occurs in rocky (intermediate) areas it is protected from fishermen's nets.

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