Male from Kantalamba
A male of Xenotilapia flavipinnis from Kantalamba, Lake Tanganyika, in the aquarium. Photo by Philippe Burnel. determiner Philippe Burnel

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Ectodini

Genus
Xenotilapia

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
09-Mar-2009

Xenotilapia flavipinnis Poll, 1985


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Original description as Xenotilapia flavipinnis:

ZooBank:5A860F75-CF3B-4C47-82EE-73C395369491.

  • Poll, Max. 1985. "Description de Xenotilapia flavipinnis sp. n. du lac Tanganika (Pisces, Cichlidae)". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. 105-109 (crc00346)

Conservation: Xenotilapia flavipinnis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). While Xenotilapia flavipinnis as a species is very abundant in its preferred habitat, some populations are under pressure from fishing with large seine-nets on the sandy beaches, making some beaches deprived of sand-dwelling species (Ad Konings, personal communication).