The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Haplochromis aelocephalus Greenwood, 1959



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Psammochromis aelocephalus Greenwood, 1959


Conservation Status

Last record: 1985

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria, East Africa (Uganda section only)


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH 1958.1.16.244

Type locality: "Ingwe Island"; Lake Victoria, Uganda.



BMNH 1958.1.16. 215 to 228

BMNH 1958.1.16: 232 to 242






Original scientific description:

Greenwood, P. H. (1959). A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), part III. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Zool. 179-218.


Other references:

Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. 2010. Haplochromis aelocephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T60662A12392272. Downloaded on 02 May 2018.


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