Haplochromis welcommei

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Haplochromis welcommei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Haplochromis
Species: H. welcommei
Binomial name
Haplochromis welcommei
Greenwood, 1966

Allochromis welcommei (Greenwood, 1966)

Haplochromis welcommei is a threatened species of cichlid endemic to Lake Victoria in Africa. This species reaches a length of 10.5 centimetres (4.1 in) SL.[2] Although further surveys are needed to confirm its status, it is considered possibly extinct by the IUCN on the basis that there have been no definite records since 1985.[1]

It is the only scale-eating cichlid in the Lake Victoria system.[3]


  1. ^ a b Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. 2010. Allochromis welcommei. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Haplochromis welcommei" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ Newman, L: Cichlid Conservation in Uganda. Cichlid-Forum. Retrieved 28 March 2017.