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A New Genus and Species of Cichlid of the Mbuna Group (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi

Par Oliver, Michael K. & P. V. Loiselle

Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines, pp. 309-320 (1972)


" The small, attractive cichlid herein described has been a popular aquarium fish in the United States and GERMANY for several years. A member of the mbuna group of small, principally petricolous haplochromine cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi (= Nyasa), it was first collected by Mr T. E. Davies and family, exporters of aquarium fishes based at Cape Maclear, Malawi. This species has circulated in the aquarium trade under a number of incorrect names, among which Petrotilapia tridentiger has enjoyed the widest use. OLIVER is preparing a complete taxonomic revision of the mbuna, but in view of its widespread popularity as an aquarium fish, we feel it wisest to descrilbe this species now, to forestall the propagation of further confusion in the aquarium literature with respect to its identity "

Oliver, Michael K. & P. V. Loiselle. 1972. "A New Genus and Species of Cichlid of the Mbuna Group (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. pp. 309-320 (crc00109) (résumé)