Haplochromis dentex

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Haplochromis dentex

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Haplochromis
Species: H. dentex
Binomial name
Haplochromis dentex
Regan, 1922

Prognathochromis dentex (Regan, 1922)

Haplochromis dentex is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Victoria, but has not been seen since 1987. 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. This species grows to a length of 15.9 centimetres (6.3 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ Witte, F.; de Zeeuw, M.P. & Brooks, E. (2010). "Haplochromis dentex". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T18312A8041236. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T18312A8041236.en. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Haplochromis dentex" in FishBase. February 2013 version.