Haplochromis ishmaeli Boulenger, 1906



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Labrochromis ishmaeli (Boulenger, 1906)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1991

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1906). Descriptions of new fishes discovered by Mr. E. Degen in Lake Victoria. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 17: 433-452. 

Other references:

Greenwood, P.H. 1960. A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), Part IV. Bulletin British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 6: 227-281.

Sayer, C.A., Máiz-Tomé, L. and Darwall, W.R.T. (2018). Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin: Guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. xiv +226 pp. [cover photo]

Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. (2010). Haplochromis ishmaeli. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 31 May 2013.


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