Young individual
A juvenile specimen of a Tilapia imported from the Democratic Republic of Congo by Tony Orso in 2003, tentatively identified as Coptodon congicus.Photo by Anton Lamboj. determiner Anton Lamboj

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Coptodonini

Genus
Coptodon

Status
valid


Last updated on:
28-Jul-2012

Coptodon congicus (Poll & Thys Van Den Audenaerde, 1960)


Original description as Tilapia tholloni congica:

ZooBank:DA1463E0-9B5B-4772-A848-B33FC0C34ADD.

  • Poll, Max & D. F. E. Thys van den Audenaerde. 1960. "Existence dans la forêt équatoriale congolaise d'une nouvelle sous-espèce de Tilapia (Pisces, Cichlidae) caractérisée par une gibbosité frontale, Tilapia tholloni congica subsp. Nov". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. v. 42; n. 3-4; p. 330 (crc00986)

Conservation: Coptodon congicus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).

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