Haplochromis pancitrinus Mietes & Witte, 2010:237



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Haplochromis sp. nov. “yellow” (used by Goldschmidt, 1989, 1991; Witte et al. 1992)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1986

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria, Tanzania


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:

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.

Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M. P. and Brooks, E. (2010). Haplochromis pancitrinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. ( 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.

Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. 2010. Haplochromis pancitrinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T185858A8492683. Accessed on 06 July 2022.


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