Illustration of type
Illustration of a type of Coptodon margaritaceus as it appears in the fourth volume of the "Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History)" by George Albert Boulenger (1916), page 363.Photo by J Green. Sent by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Coptodonini

Genus
Coptodon

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
25-Jun-2011

Coptodon margaritaceus (Boulenger, 1916)


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Original description as Tilapia margaritacea:

ZooBank:4E0FC5B2-0621-416C-ADCD-607A7AADB721.

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1916. "Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History).". Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), London. vol. IV, pp. i-xxvii; 1-392 (crc03476) (abstract)

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