Species List

Below is the latest revision of the C.A.R.E.S. Priority List. These species are eligible for entry into the C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program.

Catfish
Species Name
Common Name
Classification Authority
Chiloglanis bifurcus
Incomati rock catlet; Incomati suckermouth
CR {I}
Synodontis macrops
VU {I}
Synodontis ruandae
VU {I}

Cichlids
Species Name
Common Name
Classification Authority
Alcolapia alcalicus
EN {1}{7}
Alcolapia grahami
AR {7}
Alcolapia latilabris
AR {7}
Alcolapia ndalalani
AR {7}
Allochromis welcommei
CR {1}
Amphilophus bussingi
EN/CP {3}
Amphilophus lyonsi
CR/CP {3}
Amphilophus rhytisma
EN/CP {3}
Archocentrus altoflavus
VU/CP {3}
Archocentrus myrnae
topaz cichlid
EN/CP {3}
Archocentrus nanoluteus
VU/CP {3}
Archocentrus septemfasciatus
AR/CP {3}
Archocentrus spinosissimus
AR/CP {3}
Astatotilapia aeneocolor
VU {1}
Astatotilapia barbarae
EN {1}
Astatotilapia brownae
EN {1}
Astatotilapia desfontainii
EN {1}
Astatotilapia flaviijosephi
EN/VU {1}{3}
Astatotilapia latifasciata
zebra obliquidens
CR/AR {1}{3}
Astatotilapia {Yssichromis} piceata
EN {1}
Astatotilapia velifer
VU {1}
Astatotilapia sp. 'dwarf bigeye scraper'
CR {1}
Astatotilapia sp. 'shovelmouth'
EN {1}
Benitochromis nigrodorsalis
AR {7}
Benitochromis ufermanni
AR {7}
Chetia brevis
orange-fringed largemouth
VU {1}
Cichlasoma istlanum
AR {3}
Copadichromis atripinnis
VU {1}
Danakilia franchetti
VU {7}
Enigmatochromis lucanusi
VU {7}
Enterochromis erythromaculatus
EN {1}
Enterochromis sp. 'red back scraper'
EN {8}
Eretmodus cyanostictus
Tanganyika clown
NT {1}
Etroplus canarensis
AR {3}
'Haplochromis' acidens
VU {1}
'Haplochromis' annectidens
CR {1}
'Haplochromis' cyaneus
EN {1}
'Haplochromis' flavus
EN {1}
'Haplochromis' guiarti
CR {1}
'Haplochromis' heusinkveldi
CR {1}
'Haplochromis' howesi
CR {1}
'Haplochromis' katavi
katavi mouthbrooder
VU {1}
Haplochromis lividus
EW {1}
Haplochromis obliquidens
EN {1}
'Haplochromis' sp. 'fine bar scraper'
NT {3}
'Haplochromis' sp. 'Kenya gold'
EN {3}
Haplochromis sp. 'ruby'
CR/VU {1}{3}
'Haplochromis' 'tanaos'
VU {3}
'Haplochromis' 'thereuterion'
EN {3}
Harpagochromis cavifrons
CR {1}
Harpagochromis sp. 'golden duck'
NT {3}
Harpagochromis sp. 'orange rock hunter'
EW {3}
Hemichromis cristatus
forest jewel cichlid
AR {3}
Herichthys bartoni
Barton's cichlid
VU/AR {1}{3}
Herichthys labridens
AR {3}
Herichthys minckleyi
VU {1}
Hericythys steindachneri
VU {1}
Herichthys sp. 'Cazones'
VU {6}
Hoplotilapia retrodens
EW/CD {1}
Katria katria
katria
AR {1}{3}{4}
Konia dikume
dikume
VU {1}
Konia eisentrauti
konye
VU {1}
Labrochromis ishmaeli
EW/CD {1}
Lethrinops macracanthus
EN {1}
Lethrinops macrophthalmus
VU {1}
Lethrinops micrentodon
EN {1}
Lethrinops microdon
EN {1}
Lethrinops oculatus
VU {1}
Lethrinops stridae
EN {1}
Limbochromis robertsi
AR {7}
Lipochromis cryptodon
EN {1}
Lipochromis maxillaris
EN {3}
Lipochromis melanopterus
EN {3}
Lipochromis microdon
EN {3}
Lipochromis parvidens
EW {3}
Lipochromis cf. parvidens 'Kyoga'
EN {3}
Lipochromis taurinus
AR {3}
Lipochromis sp. 'Matumbi hunter'
EW {3}
Lipochromis sp. 'nyererei paedophage'
EN {3}
Lipochromis sp. 'two stripe white lip'
EW {3}
Lithochromis rubripinnis
CR {1}
Lithochromis rufus
CR {1}
Lithochromis xanthopteryx
CR {1}
Macropleurodus bicolor
CR {1}
Mbipia lutea
EN {1}
Mbipia cf. lutea 'crossbar'
NT {3}
Mbipia sp 'porthole'
NT {8}
Myaka myaka
myaka; black clown
VU {1}{3}
Neochromis gigas
VU {1}
Neochromis greenwoodi
VU {1}
Neochromis rufocaudalis
VU {8}
Neochromis simotes
CR {1}
Neochromis sp. 'Madonna'
NT {3}
Oreochromis amphimelas
EN {1}
Oreochromis chungruruensis
CR {1}
Oreochromis hunteri
Lake Chala tilapia
CR {1}
Oreochromis jipe
jipe tilapia
CR {1}
Oreochromis karomo
karomo
CR {1}
Oreochromis karongae
EN {1}
Oreochromis lidole
EN {1}
Oreochromis pangani
CR {1}
Oreochromis rukwaensis
Lake Rukwa tilapia
EN {1}{3}
Oreochromis squamipinnis
EN {1}
Oreochromis variabilis
VU {1}{3}
Parachromis sp. 'La Ceiba yellow head'
EW {3}
Paralabidochromis beadlei
CR {1}
Paralabidochromis chilotes
VU {1}
Paralabidochromis chromogynos
CR {1}
Paralabidochromis crassilabris
VU {1}
Paralabidochromis labiatus
NT {1}
Paralabidochromis sauvagei
VU {8}
Paralabidochromis victoriae
CR {1}
Paralabidochromis sp. 'red fin piebald'
AR {8}
Paratilapia polleni
marakely
VU {1}{3}{4}
Paratilapia typus
mananara large spot paratilapia
VU {1}{3}
Paratilapia sp. 'Andapa'
andapa large spot paratilapia
EN {4}{3}
Paratilapia sp. 'Betsiboka'
betsiboka small spot paratilapia
EN {4}
Paratilapia sp. 'Betsileo Highlands'
flamanga
EN {4}
Paratilapia sp. 'east coast small spot'
fony
VU {1}{3}
Paratilapia sp. 'southwest'
CR {4}{3}
Paratilapia sp. nov. 'vevembe'
CR {1}
Paretroplus dambabe
kotso
EN {1}{3}{4}
Paretroplus damii
damba; filaopisaka
VU {4}/{3}
Paretroplus kieneri
kotsovato
VU {1}{4}{3}
Paretroplus cf. kieneri 'Sofia drainage'
EN {4}
Paretroplus maculatus
damba mipentina; spotted damba
CR {1}{4}
Paretroplus maromandia
VU {4}{3}
Paretroplus menarambo
pinstripe damba
CR/CD {1}{3}{4}
Paretroplus nourissati
lamena
EN {1}{4}{3}
Paretroplus polyactis
masoavotoaka
AR {1}{4}{3}
Paretroplus tsimoly
tsimoly
VU {4}{3}
Paretroplus sp. 'dridrimena'
dridrimena
VU {4}{3}
Paretroplus sp. nov. 'giant lamena'
lamenaba; tsimolybe
VU {1}{3}{4}
Paretroplus sp. 'Lake Amparihinandrina'
CR {4}
Paretroplus sp. nov. 'Ventitry'
ventitry
VU {1}{3}
Pelvicachromis sacrimontis
VU {7}
Pelvicachromis sp. aff. subocellatus
VU {7}
Platytaeniodus degeni
EW {1}
Platytaeniodus sp. 'red tail sheller'
VU {3}
Prognathochromis argenteus
CR {1}
Prognathochromis bayoni
CR {1}
Prognathochromis perrieri
EW/CD {1}{3}
Prognathochromis sp. 'silver stiletto'
NT {3}
Psammochromis aelocephalus
VU {1}
Psammochromis riponianus
VU {8}
Ptychochromis curvidens
green garaka
VU {4}
Ptychochromis grandidieri
saroy
AR {4}{3}
Ptychochromis inornatus
EN {1}{4}
Ptychochromis insolitus
joba mena
CR {3}{4}
Ptychochromis loisellei
garaka
VU {4}{3}
Ptychochromis makira
DD {1}{3}
Ptychochromis oligacanthus
tsipoy
AR {4}{3}
Ptychochromis sp. 'Mananara'
AR {4}{3}
Ptychochromis sp. 'Tarantsy'
saro
AR {4}{3}
Ptychochromoides betsileanus
fiapotsy
CR {1}{4}
Ptychochromoides vondrozo
CR {1}{4}{3}
Ptyochromis fisheri
VU {8}
Ptyochromis sp. 'salmon'
VU {8}
Pundamilia igneopinnis
black and orange nyereri
EN {1}
Pundamilia macrocephala
EN {1}
Pundamilia nyererei
NT {1}
Pundamilia pundamilia
VU {8}
Pundamilia sp. 'blue bar'
VU {8}
Pungu maclareni
pungu
VU {1}
Pyxichromis orthostoma
EN/CD {1}
Sarotherodon caroli
VU {1}{3}
Sarotherodon linnellii
VU {1}{3}
Sarotherodon lohbergeri
VU {1}{3}
Sarotherodon steinbachi
VU {1}{3}
Stomatepia mariae
VU {1}{3}
Stomatepia mongo
VU {1}{3}
Stomatepia pindu
VU {1}{3}
Thorichthys callolepis
VU {6}
Tilapia bakossiorum
VU {1}
Tilapia bemini
VU {1}
Tilapia bythobathes
VU {1}
Tilapia deckerti
VU {1}
Tilapia flava
VU {1}
Tilapia guinasana
otjikoto tilapia
NT {1}{3}
Tilapia gutturosa
VU {1}
Tilapia imbriferna
VU {1}
Tilapia kottae
VU {1}
Tilapia snyderae
VU {1}
Tilapia spongotroktis
VU {1}
Tilapia thysi
VU {1}
Tilapia sp. 'jewel'
VU {1}
Tilapia sp. 'little black'
VU {1}
Tilapia sp. 'yellow-green'
VU {1}
Tristramella sacra
CR {1}
Xystichromis nuchisquamulatus
EN {1}
Xystichromis phytophagus
Christmas Fulu
NT {1}{3}
Xystichromis sp. 'day glow'
NT {3}
Xystichromis sp. 'Kyoga flameback'
CR {1}
Xystichromis sp. 'Nawampasa red'
AR {3}
Yssichromis argens
EN {3}
Yssichromis heusinkveldi
VU {3}
Yssichromis laprogramma
VU {1}
Yssichromis {Astatotilapia} piceata
EN {1}
Yssichromis pyrrhocephalus
VU {3}
Yssichromis sp. 'blue tipped'
EW {3}