Haplochromis longirostris Hilgendorf, 1888



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Prognathochromis longirostris (Hilgendorf, 1888)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1985

IUCN status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hilgendorf, F. M. (1888). Fische aus dem Victoria-Nyanza (Ukerewe-See) gesammelt von dem verstorbenen Dr. G. A. Fischer. Sitzungsber Ges. naturf. Freunde Berl. 1888: 75-79.

Other references:

Greenwood, Peter Humphry. (1962). A Revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis Species (Pisces, Cichlidae), part V. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology Series 9(4): 139-214.

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

Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. 2010. Haplochromis longirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T18318A8068254. Accessed on 06 July 2022.


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