Coptodon bythobates

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Coptodon bythobates is a critically endangered species of fish in the cichlid family. It is endemic to Lake Bermin in Cameroon.[2] It is threatened by pollution and sedimentation from human activities, and potentially also by large emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the lake's bottom (compare Lake Nyos),[1] although Bermin is too shallow to contain very high amounts of this gas.[3]

Coptodon bythobates
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Coptodon
C. bythobates
Binomial name
Coptodon bythobates

Tilapia bythobates Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992


  1. ^ a b Moelants, T. (2010). "Tilapia bythobates". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T21890A9335776. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T21890A9335776.en. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Coptodon bythobates" in FishBase. December 2019 version.
  3. ^ Freeth, S.J.; C.O. Ofoegbu; and K.M. Onuoha (1992). Natural Hazards in West and Central Africa, pp. 50—51. ISBN 978-3-663-05239-5