African Cichlids from the Lake Victoria basin

The following is a – work in progress – list of Cichlids from the Lake Victoria basin. We used the list by K. Bauman as a starting point.

Note: 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 old Greenwood designations that are under investigation and might be revised or accepted.

  • Astatoreochromis alluaudi
  • Astatotilapia aeneocolor (aka yellow belly albert)
  • Astatotilapia latifasciata
  • Astatotilapia nubila
  • Enterochromis paropius (aka broken bar)
  • Haplochromis sp. #44 “thickskin”
  • Haplochromis sp. “blue obliqidens”
  • Haplochromis sp. “finebar scraper”
  • Haplochromis sp. “flameback”
  • Haplochromis sp. “Kenya gold”
  • Haplochromis sp. “KK Beach”
  • Haplochromis sp. “Kyoga flameback” aka Allred Kyoga/Nawampassa
  • Haplochromis sp. “Lake Albert”
  • Haplochromis sp. “Lake Edward allred”
  • Haplochromis limax “red chest”
  • Haplochromis lividus “Murchison Bay”
  • Haplochromis sp. “red back scraper”
  • Haplochromis sp. “red tail sheller” aka Blue Neon
  • Haplochromis sp. “ruby” (male) aka Ruby Green
  • Haplochromis thereuterion
  • Harpagochromis sp. “golden duck”
  • Harpagochromis sp. “orange rock hunter”
  • Harpagochromis cf. vonlinnei
  • Labrochromis ishmaeli
  • Lipochromis sp. “Matumbi hunter”
  • Lipochromis melanopterus
  • Lipochromis parvidens “red”
  • Lithochromis rubripinnis aka Blue Pseudonigricans
  • Lithochromis rufus aka Red Pseudonigricans
  • Lithochromis xanthopteryx aka Black Pseudonigricans
  • Mbipia lutea “Makobe Island”
  • Neochromis greenwoodi
  • Neochromis omnicaeruleus “Makobe Island” aka blue scraper
  • Neochromis rufocaudalis “Makobe Island”
  • Neochromis rufocaudalis “Saa Nane”
  • Paralabidochromis chilotes Zue Island
  • Paralabidochromis chilotes Ruti Island
  • Paralabidochromis chromogynos
  • Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sp. “fire” aka Ugandan Fire
  • Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sp. “red fin piebald”
  • Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sauvagei Mwanza Gulf aka Rock Kribensis
  • Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) sauvagei Uganda aka Blue Rock Kribensis
  • Prognathochromis perrieri
  • Psammochromis riponianus
  • Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae
  • Ptyochromis sp. “salmon” aka Hippo Point Salmon
  • Ptyochromis sp. “red rock sheller”
  • Pundamilia igneopinnis
  • Pundamilia Pundamilia aka Hippo Point Blue Bar
  • Pundamilia sp. “crimson tide”
  • Pundamilia nyererei “Anchor Island”
  • Pundamilia nyererei “Makobe Island”
  • Pundamilia nyererei “Mwanza Gulf”
  • Pundamilia sp. “red flank”
  • Pundamilia sp. “red head”
  • Haplochromis (Xystichromis) sp. “dayglow” aka Dayglow Fulu
  • Yssichromis sp. “blue tipped”
  • Yssichromis piceatus
  • Yssichromis pyrrhocephalus
  • Xystichromis phytophagus aka Xmas Fulu