Male at Thumbi East Island
A male of Melanochromis auratus at Thumbi East Island in Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Melanochromis

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
06-Jun-2008

Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger, 1897)

Golden Mbuna.


Original description as Chromis aurata:

ZooBank:FECF3DBD-FF5E-4773-9FD7-2AE0F98140D4.

Conservation: Melanochromis auratus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). It is common in most populations.

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