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Revision of <i>Ctenochromis</i> published

Revision of Ctenochromis published — A revision of the African genus Ctenochromis by Martin J. Genner and seven other researchers, based on nuclear DNA and morphological comparisons, has been published in the European Journal of... more

New genus profile

Shuja

Shuja Genner, Ngatunga & Turner, 2022 — by Patrick Tawil

The lacustrine C. horei got at last a name, which was aptly chosen from the Swahili language.

New species profile

Tropheops sp. \'orange chest\'

Tropheops sp. 'orange chest' — by Patrick Tawil

Confused for a long time as Tropheops tropheops, Tropheops sp. 'orange chest' is much more common in importations.

Wonderful cichlids

Spawning strategies in cichlids part 5 – Mouthbrooding

Spawning strategies in cichlids part 5 – Mouthbrooding — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

For those fish species that provide care to their eggs or fry, cichlidae is one of the 87 families (21% of the 422 families of teleost) where this is known to happen; in the case of cichlids this is true for all species. In order to better protect their brood, many species have developed the elaborate post-spawning behavior known as mouth-brooding, where either —or both— eggs and fry are held inside the mouth of one —or both— of the parents during a certain amount of time for protection and sometimes feeding of the fry

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09-Aug-2022, Picture: Julidochromis marlieri, Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
09-Aug-2022, Picture: Julidochromis marlieri, Family in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
09-Aug-2022, Picture: Julidochromis marlieri, Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
09-Aug-2022, Picture: Julidochromis marlieri, Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
09-Aug-2022, Picture: Julidochromis marlieri, Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
08-Aug-2022, Picture: Geophagus mirabilis, Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
08-Aug-2022, Picture: Geophagus mirabilis, Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
08-Aug-2022, Picture: Geophagus mirabilis, Head picture of an adult, (Patrick Tawil)
06-Aug-2022, Picture: Labeotropheus trewavasae, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)

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