Male in the aquarium
A male of Haplochromis melanopterus in the aquarium of Stan Kislyuk [Germany]. Photo by Stan Kislyuk. (17-Oct-2004).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


Haplochromis melanopterus Trewavas, 1928


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Original description as Haplochromis melanopterus:

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  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1928. "Descriptions of five new cichlid fishes of the genus Haplochromis from Lake Victoria". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 93-95 (crc00362)
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Conservation: Haplochromis melanopterus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2010).