Male at Thumbi West Island
A male of Protomelas similis at Thumbi West Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. 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 similis (Regan, 1922)


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Original description as Haplochromis similis:

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  • 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)

Conservation: Protomelas similis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Although habitats have been destroyed by beach seines, Protomelas similis still finds a place to live among the plants growing in intermediate areas.