Female at Liuli
A female of Protomelas triaenodon from Liuli Lake Malawi [Tanzania].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Protomelas

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
04-Jan-2010

Protomelas triaenodon (Trewavas, 1935)


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Original description as Haplochromis triaenodon:

ZooBank:A62D52E8-6216-49DE-BF59-1C046B9467C7.

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

Conservation: Protomelas triaenodon 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 triaenodon does not seem to be threatened by over-fishing by beach seines because it occurs in water deeper than where most seines are employed, but I have never seen schools of this species.