Joerg Freyhofs Fischsammlung

Project: Biofresh


Project: FREDIE

FREDIE aims to provide an online available identification system for all European freshwater fishes, freshwater molluscs and mayflies

PROJECT: Freshwater Fishes...

First pictures of Hemichromis saharae

Cichlids of the genus Hemichromis were my passion when I was a student. These fishes are just the most beautiful.


Male and female of H. saharae.

The Desert jewel fish Hemichromis saharae is one of the least known of all the jewel fishes. These have been collected in the famous Touggourt oasis in the Algerian Sahara, the type locality of the species. Jewel fishes are widespread in West Africa and have made it to North Africa in Egypt and Algeria and adjacent Tunisia only.