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African Cichlids from the Lake Victoria basin

(Rock dwelling cichlids  ==> mbipi)

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(Sony Mavica HD-95 2.1 megapixel, or my Sony F717 5 megapixel, or Canon Rebel XTi 400d 10.2 megapixel, or Canon S110, or Canon 7D 18 megapixel)

Cichlids from the Lake Victoria basin

I have done my best to correctly identify these cichlids.  This is not always an easy task since many of the Victorians are not scientifically classified and may never be.  There are too many victorians that look very similar to be sure of every species.  And what seems to be accepted in the US may be different from what is accepted in Europe.  Genus names in brackets ( ) are not officially recognized yet.

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Astatoreochromis alluaudi (male)

Astatoreochromis alluaudi (female)

Astatoreochromis alluaudi VIDEO

Lake George & Lake Edward

Lake George & Lake Edward

 

 Astatotilapia aeneocolor (male)

aka yellow belly albert)

  Astatotilapia aeneocolor (female)

aka yellow belly albert

 Astatotilapia aeneocolor (breeding)

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

 

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

 

 Astatotilapia latifasciata (male)

aka zebra obliquidens

 Astatotilapia latifasciata (female)

aka zebra obliquidens

Astatotilapia latifasciata (breeding)

Victorian Basin

 

 

Astatotilapia nubila (male)

 

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Haplochromis sp. #44 "thickskin"  (male)      

Haplochromis sp. #44 "thickskin"  (female)      

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Haplochromis sp. "blue obliqidens" (male)

Haplochromis sp. "blue obliqidens" (female)

Haplochromis sp. "blue obliqidens"  VIDEO

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Haplochromis sp. "finebar scraper" (male) 

Haplochromis sp. "finebar scraper" (female) 

 

 Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Haplochromis sp. "flameback" (male)

Haplochromis sp. "flameback" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Haplochromis sp. "Kenya gold" (male)

Haplochromis sp. "Kenya gold" (female)

Haplochromis sp. "Kenya gold" VIDEO 

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

 

Haplochromis sp. "Kyoga flameback" (male)

aka Allred Kyoga/Nawampassa

Haplochromis sp. "Kyoga flameback" (female)

aka Allred Kyoga/Nawampassa

 

Lake George

Lake George

 

Haplochromis limax "red chest" (male)

Haplochromis limax "red chest" (female)

 

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

 

Haplochromis sp. "red back scraper" (male)

Haplochromis sp. "red back scraper" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

Haplochromis sp. "red tail sheller" (male)

aka Blue Neon

Haplochromis sp. "red tail sheller" (female)

aka Blue Neon

Haplochromis sp. "red tail sheller" (breeding)

 

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

 

  Haplochromis sp. "ruby" (male)      

aka Ruby Green

  Haplochromis sp. "ruby" (female)      

aka Ruby Green

Haplochromis sp. "ruby" VIDEO

Lake Victoria

 

 

Haplochromis thereuterion (male)

 Haplochromis thereuterion (female)

 

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

(coming soon)

 

 

Haplochromis (Harpagochromis) sp. "golden duck" (male)

 

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Labrochromis ishmaeli (male)

Labrochromis ishmaeli (female)

 Labrochromis ishmaeli VIDEO

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Lipochromis sp. "Matumbi hunter" (male)

Lipochromis sp. "Matumbi hunter" (female)

Lipochromis sp. "Matumbi hunter" VIDEO 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Lipochromis parvidens "red" (male)

Lipochromis parvidens "red" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Lithochromis rubripinnis   (male)      

aka Blue Pseudonigricans

Lithochromis rubripinnis   (female)      

aka Blue Pseudonigricans

 Lithochromis rubripinnis   (breeding)

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Lithochromis rufus   (male)  

aka  Red Pseudonigricans

Lithochromis rufus   (female)  

aka  Red Pseudonigricans

 

Lake Victoria

 

Lithochromis xanthopteryx   (male)      

aka Black Pseudonigricans

Lithochromis xanthopteryx   (female)      

aka Black Pseudonigricans

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

Mbipia lutea "Makobe Island" (breeding)

Mbipia lutea "Makobe Island"  (male)

Mbipia lutea "Makobe Island"  (female)

Mbipia lutea "Makobe" video

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Neochromis greenwoodi (male)

Neochromis greenwoodi (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Neochromis omnicaeruleus "Makobe Island"(male)

aka blue scraper

Neochromis omnicaeruleus "Makobe Island" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Neochromis rufocaudalis "Makobe Island" (male)

Neochromis rufocaudalis "Makobe Island" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Neochromis rufocaudalis "Saa Nane" (male)

Neochromis rufocaudalis "Saa Nane" (female)

Neochromis rufocaudalis "Saa Nane" video

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chilotes (male)

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chilotes (female)

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chilotes video

 Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

  Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chromogynos (male)

    Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chromogynos (female)

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chromogynos video 

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

 

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sp. "fire" (male)        

 aka Ugandan Fire

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sp. "fire" (female)        

 aka Ugandan Fire

 

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

Lakes Kyoga &  Nawampassa

 

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sp. "red fin piebald" (male)

Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sp. "red fin piebald" (female)

 

 Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

   Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sauvagei Mwanza Gulf (male)

aka Rock Kribensis

   Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sauvagei Mwanza Gulf (female)

 aka Rock Kribensis

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

  Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sauvagei Uganda (male)

aka Blue Rock Kribensis

  Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sauvagei Uganda (female)

aka Blue Rock Kribensis

   Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sauvagei Uganda (breeding)

 

 

Psammochromis riponianus (male)

 Psammochromis riponianus (female)

 

rivers near Lake Victoria

rivers near Lake Victoria

 

 

 Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae (male)

 Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Ptyochromis sp. "salmon" (male)

aka Hippo Point Salmon 

Ptyochromis sp. "salmon" (female)

aka Hippo Point Salmon 

Hippo Point Salmon VIDEO 

 Lake Victoria

  Lake Victoria

 

Pundamilia Pundamilia (male)  

aka Hippo Point Blue Bar

Pundamilia Pundamilia" (female)

aka Hippo Point Blue Bar

 

 Lake Victoria

 

 

 Pundamilia sp. "crimson tide" (male)

 

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Pundamilia nyererei "Anchor Island" (male)

Pundamilia nyererei "Anchor Island" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Pundamilia nyererei "Makobe Island" (male)

Pundamilia nyererei "Makobe Island" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Pundamilia nyererei "Mwanza Gulf" (male)

Pundamilia nyererei "Mwanza Gulf" (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Pundamilia nyererei (male)

(unknown location)

Pundamilia nyererei  (female)

 

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

 

Pundamilia sp. "red flank" (male)

Pundamilia sp. "red flank"  (female)

 

(coming soon - still young)

(coming soon - still young)

 

Pundamilia sp. "red head" (male)

Pundamilia sp. "red head" (female)

 

Lake Kanyaboli

Lake Kanyaboli

 

Haplochromis (Xystichromis) sp. "dayglow" (male)

aka Dayglow Fulu

Haplochromis (Xystichromis) sp. "dayglow" (female)

aka Dayglow Fulu

 

Lake Victoria

 

 

 Yssichromis sp. "blue tipped"

 

 

 

  Hybrid Xystichromis phytophagus??  

(male - aka christmas fulu + ?)

 Mystery (hybrid?) Victorian

 

Victorian Cichlids at the Columbus Zoo

Oreochromis variabilis

Pyxichromis orthostoma

Harpagochromis sp. "Two-Stripe White Lip"

Lipochromis parvidens

Labrochromis ishmaeli

?????????

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