Male at Hora Mhango
A male of Pseudotropheus perspicax at Hora Mhango, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Pseudotropheus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
19-Apr-2021

Pseudotropheus perspicax (Trewavas, 1935)


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Original description as Melanochromis perspicax:

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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)

Conservation: Pseudotropheus perspicax is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). It is a very common cichlid of the deeper rocky habitat and due to its small size and association with rocks is not currently threatened by over-fishing.