Haplochromis phytophagus

Haplochromis phytophagus is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family.

The Haplochromis phytophagus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Haplochromis phytophagus is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Haplochromis phytophagus is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. Source - * Bayona, J.D.R. 2005. More

Fulu was once known as Haplochromis phytophagus, but is today considered a member of the genus Xystichromis and its current scientific name is therefore Xystichromis phytophagus. These fishes are however still commonly referred to as “Haps” and “Lake Victoria Hap cichlids” by aquarists. More

Haplochromis phytophagus has all the aquarium "good points" of the typical haplochromine, as well as sharing common drawbacks. More

This fish is still referred to as Haplochromis phytophagus in scientific circles. Whatever the name this species is red listed as critically endangered due to shrinking habitat. Stable populations of captive true bred Fulus play an important role in the survival of the species. More

Haplochromis phytophagus on Fish Mapper TSN 648628 (Taxonomic Serial Number) Retrieved on from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System online database. This is a cached copy. More

Common names

Haplochromis phytophagus in Catalan (Català)
食草朴丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
食草樸麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Haplochromis
Species : Haplochromis phytophagus
Authority : Greenwood, 1966