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Based on the recent paper by Weiss, J.D & F.D.B. Schedel, Zamba, A., Ibala, E.J.W.M.N. Vreven & U.K. Schliewen (2019) we have added to the catalog the new monotypic genus Paragobiocichla for P. irvinei.
Based on Ad Konings 4th edition (2019) of "Lake Tanganyika cichlid in their natural habitat" book, we have added to the catalog four potentially undescribed species, namely Julidochromis sp. 'ornatus kombe', J. sp. 'ornatus kapampa', ]J. sp. 'ornatus muzi' and Neolamprologus sp. 'kombe'.
Based on the new paper by Walsh, Lamboj & Stiassny (2019), we move to accept the junior synonymy of Pelmatochromis annectens to Thysochromis ansorgii, initially proposed by Lévèque et al. in 1991.
We now have a complete index of the American Cichlid Association's Buntbarsche Bulletin in the site, all references are cross-linked to their treated species profiles. Thanks to Daryl Hutchins who included over a hundred issues that were still in need of indexing.
Following Morgenstern (2018) we have placed Cichlasoma urophthalmus stenozonum in junior synonym of Mayaheros urophthalmus.
Based on Oliver Lucanus (2018) account on this potentially new species, we have included it in the cichlid catalog with a character of potentially undescribed, so future references to this form can be addressed to its own record.
The Cichlid Room Companion reaches today 22 uninterrupted years online!.
Based on arguments presented in Artigas Azas, 2018, we reclassify R. gemmata as a junior synonym of R. octofasciata.
We include two new potentially undescribed species of Lepidiolamprologus from Lake Tanganyika in the cichlid catalog: Lepidiolamprologus sp. 'hecqui mahale' and L. sp. 'meeli southeast'.
You can now activate your public profile page with your favorite species and social media information by checking 'Activate public profile' in your user editing form. The URL for your public profile will be then given in your user information for you to share.
A table with the number of species in the cichlids catalog, tabulated by geographic area and taxonomic status is now available.
Due to the fact that we have not been able to find a clear diagnosis that may differentiate Vieja sp. 'coatzacoalcos' from V. zonata we have removed the former from our catalog, this is done until a clear diagnosis becomes available. We recognize that all species exhibit a certain degree of variability and should not confuse this with a specific differentiation.
基於Li 等人(2016)的研究我們已經將Pseudotropeus sp. 'elongatus slab'的紀錄和Chindongo bellicosus合併，視牠們為同種。.
為了有目的的整合慈鯛科顆群分類我們跟從了最近幾個包含廣泛的DNA比對技術的研究結果與可用的幾個有效科群名稱。就美洲慈鯛而言我們採信Smith等人的(2008)最新提議而接受Říčan 等人(Říčan 等人, 2016)建議。有數個科群名稱和診斷依據是取自Kullander (Kullander, 1998)和其他資訊來源。就美洲的tilapines族我們則跟從Dunz等人(2013),用他們的診斷依據和所提供的科群名稱。就坦干伊克湖慈鯛我們是跟從Poll (1986)和Takahashi (2003, 2016)。對馬達加斯加和印度慈鯛我們則跟從Sparks (2004)並採用他的診斷依據。某些地區仍需要有效的分類，所以當有新資訊可用時我們會更新現行的分類。.
我們採用以Rican等人在2016年中美洲慈鯛的論述為基礎的建議分類將某些慈鯛分成九個新屬(Chocoheros, Chortiheros, Cribroheros, Darienheros, Isthmoheros, Kronoheros, Mayaheros, Talamancaheros, Wajpamheros)並加入其他屬的診斷並將許多魚種重新安排到這些新屬。.