Haplochromis aelocephalus

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Haplochromis aelocephalus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Haplochromis
Species: H. aelocephalus
Binomial name
Haplochromis aelocephalus
Greenwood, 1959

Psammochromis aelocephalus Greenwood, 1959

Haplochromis aelocephalus is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Victoria, but has not been seen since 1985. It may be extinct, but is maintained as Critically Endangered by the IUCN in the small chance that a tiny –but currently unknown– population survives.[1] This species can reach a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ Witte, F., de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. 2010. Haplochromis aelocephalus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Haplochromis aelocephalus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.