Haplochromis victorianus (Pellegrin, 1904)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Paratilapia victoriana Pellegrin, 1904 (original combination); Harpagochromis victorianus (Pellegrin, 1904)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1985

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria (Kenya & Uganda), East Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pellegrin, J. (1904). Diagnose preliminaire de poissons nouveaux du Lac Victoria recueillis par M. Alluaud. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 29: 184-186.

Other references:

Greenwood, P.H. 1962. A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), Part V. Bulletin British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 9: 139-214.

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


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