Juan Miguel Artigas Azas,
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How are cichlids named?

By , 2019.
Last updated on 24-Apr-2019


How are cichlids named?

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny.

" How should we call cichlid species? Should we use common or binomial names? If we consider animals like mammals, it is common to talk about them using their common name, the same applies to birds, even die-hard birders regularly use the bird’s common name and just the most devoted of them, like scientist, refer them by their binomial name. But then when you talk about plants, let’s say cactus and succulents, it is common that even beginners refer them by binomial names. But what about cichlids? "

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