Systematic of Tanganyikan Cichlid Fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes)

Von Takahashi, Tetsumi

Ichthyological Research, v.50(4); pp. 367-382 (Nov.-2003)


" The relationships among 53 genera of Tanganyikan cichlid fishes were analyzed based on internal and external morphological features. Comparison of the morphological cladistic tree with a previously proposed classification showed 5 of 12 tribes to be nonmonophyletic. Sixteen tribes were recognized, the changes in classification being that Trematocarini was treated as a junior synonym of Bathybatini; 5 new tribes were established for each of the following genera, Benthochromis, Boulengerochromis, Ctenochromis benthicola, Cyphotilapia, and Greenwoodochromis; Ctenochromis horei was transferred from Haplochromini to Tropheini; and Gnathochromis pfefferi was transferred from Limnochromini to Tropheini. The revised classification was supported by previously proposed molecular trees. "

Klassifizierung: Taxonomie und Phylogenie.

Sprache: English

Takahashi, Tetsumi. 2003. "Systematic of Tanganyikan Cichlid Fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes)". Ichthyological Research. v.50(4); pp. 367-382 (crc01491) (Kurzfassung)