Illustration of Melanogenes macrocephalus in the original description in Natuurkundige Verhandlingen van de Hollandsche MaatschappiJ der Wetenschappen te Haarlem, v.18, 1863, Plae 6 Fig.2. from the digital collection of the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University of Washington libraries..Photo by Pieter Bleeker. Sent by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.


Melanogenes macrocephalus Bleeker , 1863

Considered a synonym of Sarotherodon melanotheron Rüppell, 1852

  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn & G. G. Teugels. 1991. "Danakilia, Oreochromis, Sarotherodon". Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). pp. 75. 307-346; 425-437 (crc00998)

Original description as Melanogenes macrocephalus:


  • Bleeker, Pieter. 1863. "Mémoire sur les poissons de la côte de Guinée". Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem. (Ser. 2) v. 18: pp. 1-136 (crc01556)
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