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Haplochromis sphex ter Huurne & Witte, 2010:226

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Haplochromis sp. nov. "citrus" (used by Goldschmidt, 1989; Goldschmidt, 1991; Witte et al. 1992; Seehausen & Witte, 1994; Seehausen, 1996)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1986

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Lake Victoria, Tanzania

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

De Zeeuw, M. P., Mietes, M., Niemantsverdriet, P., ter Huurne, S. and Witte, F. (2010). Seven new species of detritivorous and phytoplanktivorous haplochromines from Lake Victoria. Zoologische Medelingen Leiden 84: 201-250, figs 1-23, tables 1-7.

 

Other references:

Goldschmidt, Tijs. (1989). An ecological and morphological field study on the haplochromine cichlid fishes (Pisces, Cichlidae) of Lake Victoria. PhD Thesis, Leiden University.

Goldschmidt, Tijs. (1991). Egg mimics in haplochromine cichlids (Pisces, Perciformes) from Lake Victoria. Ethology 88: 177-190.

Mazeth, Paul. (2011). Seven in one go - new Haplochromis species described from Lake Victoria. Eggspots 5: 33-37.

Seehausen, O. (1996). Lake Victoria rock cichlids: taxonomy, ecology and distribution. Verduijn Cichlids, Zevenhuizen.

Seehausen, O. and Witte, F. (1994). Eine zweite Austerbewelle im Victoriasee und die Notwendigkeit der

Verknüpfung von Forschung und Naturschutz. Datz 47: 586-591.

Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M. P. and Brooks, E. (2010). Haplochromis sphex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 26 June 2015.

Witte, F., Goldschmidt, T., Wanink, J., van Oijen, M., Goudswaard, K., Witte-Maas, E. and Bouton, N. (1992). The destruction of endermic species flock: quantitative data on the decline of the haplochromine cichlids of Lake Victoria. Environmental Biology of Fishes 34: 1-28.

https://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/summary/Haplochromis-sphex.html

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/12380/haplochromis-citrus

 

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