CATALOG COUNTS: Number of taxa listed in the species catalog.


Number of taxa in the catalog

Cichlidae Genera Species
Geographic area Valid Valid Undescribed Sum Synonyms
North America 33 109 1 110 78
South America 50 448 44 492 150
Africa 172 1,183 582 1,765 268
Asia 3 5 0 5 4
Sums 258 1,745 627 2,372 500

A genus is assigned to an area when the type locality of the type species is found within that area, for a species to be considered in one area the type locality must be in that area. The number of potentially undescribed species is obtained using the policies of the site.