English : Alluaud’s haplo
French : Haplo d’Alluaud
Class : Teleostei
Order : Cichliformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Cichlidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a maximum length of 19 cm. Fairly large mouth, slightly laterally compressed body. Coloration is beige-brown to greenish-brown with a black vertical band over eye. Fins are reddish with blue spots.
Range and habitat
The species is found in eastern Africa and occurs in Lakes Victoria, Kyoga, Edward, George, Nabugabo, Kachira and Nakavali. Lives in streams, lakes, papyrus swamps, betweeen 0 and 20 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species used to be very common in the past but may be declining because of water pollution and predation by introduced species.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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