Male at Thumbi West Island
A male of Melanochromis loriae at Thumbi West Island (introduced), Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Melanochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
05-Apr-2012

Melanochromis loriae Johnson, 1975

Melanochromis White Auratus; Parallel-Striped Mbuna.


Original description as Melanochromis loriae:

ZooBank:95005657-6C86-462C-B8FB-D7B05ACF9C84.

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Melanochromis loriae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). Populations in peril are not known although it is only very common at Ndumbi Rocks, Likoma Island; at other localities Melanochromis loriae is often not regularly encountered.

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