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Description of a geographically variable elongate rock-dwelling cichlid (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Africa

By Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr., Adrianus F. Konings

Zootaxa, 5296(2):265–274 26-May-2023. DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5296.2.7


" The rock-dwelling cichlids from Lake Malaŵi, known as mbuna, comprise a diverse group of haplochromine fishes that are placed among 14 genera. Within the mbuna, Pseudotropheus is a polyphyletic genus, which has served as a catch-all for many of these fishes. Recently, many of the species-groups within Pseudotropheus have been elevated to separate genera. Herein, we describe an elongate form that was originally placed in the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group but is now described as a member of Metriaclima "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, Lake Malawi.

Language: English

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Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & Adrianus F. Konings. 2023. "Description of a geographically variable elongate rock-dwelling cichlid (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Africa". Zootaxa. 5296(2):265–274. DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5296.2.7 (crc12232) (abstract)