Paragobiocichla, a new genus name for Gobiochromis irvinei Trewavas, 1943

By Weiss, J.D & F.D.B. Schedel, Zamba, A., Ibala, E.J.W.M.N. Vreven,& U.K. Schliewen

Spixiana, v. 42(n. 1), pp. 133-139 (2019)


" Paragobiocichla, new genus, is established for Gobiochromis irvinei Trewavas, 1943, a rheophilic cichlid fish from the Volta River drainage in Ghana and Burkina Faso. It had previously been placed in the genus Steatocranus Boulenger, 1899 (synonyma Leptotilapia Pellegrin, 1928 and Gobiochromis Poll, 1939), which otherwise contains only members endemic to the Congo River basin. However, it is distinguished from Steatocranus by having cycloid scales on the opercle (vs. none in Steatocranus) and by 11-13 gill rakers on the first arch (vs. 4-10 in Steatocranus) "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, Africa.

Language: English

Weiss, J.D & F.D.B. Schedel, Zamba, A., Ibala, E.J.W.M.N. Vreven,& U.K. Schliewen. 2019. "Paragobiocichla, a new genus name for Gobiochromis irvinei Trewavas, 1943". Spixiana. v. 42(n. 1), pp. 133-139 (crc09446) (abstract)