(Witte-Maas & Witte, 1985)
English : Nyerere’s cichlid
French : Haplo de Ruti Island
Class : Teleostei
Order : Cichliformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Cichlidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach up to 7.7 cm in length. Slightly concave forehead, well visible in males. Lower half of body is dark purple-black, upper part bright red. Blue lips. Flanks have vertical black and clear bands. Yellow spots on anal fins.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in eastern Africa and is endemic to Lake Victoria, in Tanzania. Found near rocky shores and rocky islands, down to 4 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains locally common but is threatened by hybridization with other species and capture to be used as bait.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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