Haplochromis coprologus Niemantsverdriet & Witte, 2010:214



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Haplochromis sp. nov. 'nigrofasciatus' van Oijen et al., 1981


Conservation Status


Last record: 1982

IUCN status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria


Biology & Ecology










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:

van Oijen, M.J.P., Witte, F. and Witte-Maas, E.L.M. 1981. An introduction to ecological and taxonomic investigations on the haplochromine cichlids from the Mwanza Gulf of Lake Victoria. Netherlands Journal of Zoology 31: 149-174.

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.

Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. 2010. Haplochromis coprologus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T185823A8485294. Downloaded on 19 December 2015.


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