Haplochromis megalops Greenwood & Gee, 1969



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Astatotilapia megalops Greenwood & Gee, 1969


Conservation Status

Last record: 1982-1987

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Lake Victoria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda












Original scientific description:

Greenwood, P. H. and Gee, J. M. (1969). A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), Part VII. Bulletin British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 18(1): 1-65.


Other references:

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

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., Msuku, B.S., Wanink, J.H., Seehausen, O., Katunzi, E.F.B., Goudswaard, P.C. and Goldschmidt, T. (2000). Recovery of cichlid species in Lake Victoria: an examination of factors leading to differntial extinction. Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries 10: 233-241.


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