Male piebald from Makobe Island
A male of Neochromis omnicaeruleus of the piebald morph from Makobe Island, Lake Victoria [Taqnzania] in the aquarium of Christophe de Medeiros [France].Photo by Michael Negrini. determiner Greg Steeves

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Neochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
04-Aug-2009

Neochromis omnicaeruleus Seehausen & Bouton, 1998


Original description as Neochromis omnicaeruleus:

ZooBank:6CAB4015-7A5D-462E-8637-DCEC5435DF9C.

  • Seehausen, Ole & E. Lippitsch, N. Bouton and H. Zwennes. 1998. "Mbipi, the rock-dwelling cichlids of Lake Victoria: description of three new genera and fifteen new species". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 9 (n. 2), pp. 129-228 (crc00316) (abstract)

Conservation: Neochromis omnicaeruleus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010). Although all Lake Victoria should be considered fragile habitat, the environment where Neochromis omnicaeruleus is found can be regarded as stable and pristine. It also seems to thrive in these ecosystems with healthy reproducing populations.

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