Male in the aquarium
A male of Stomatepia pindu in the aquarium of Mark Smith [USA]. Photo by Mark Smith. (17-Feb-2005). determiner Anton Lamboj

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Oreochromini

Genus
Stomatepia

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
27-Jan-2017

Stomatepia pindu Trewavas, 1972

pindu.


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Original description as Stomatepia pindu:

ZooBank:A76D80C6-329F-4CE5-8B52-86D435EBFFB8.

  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn & J. Green, S. A. Corbet. 1972. "Ecological studies on crater lakes in West Cameroon. Fishes of Barombi Mbo". Journal of Zoology, London. (167):41-95 (crc00303) (abstract)
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Conservation: Stomatepia pindu is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2009). Considering its restricted distribution to a single lake, the increasing human pressure from the neighboring town of Kumba on the lake (including introduced species), Stomatepia pindu, and all other endemics of Barombi Mbo should be and are subject of breeding programs. Protection of the lake itself was suggested on various occasions, but so far no further steps seem to have been taken to reach this aim.