WHAT'S NEW: What is new in the Cichlid Room Companion.


What is new?


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Chuco intermedium, Adult in Rio Tulija (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco intermedium, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco intermedium, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco intermedium, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Rheoheros coeruleus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Rheoheros coeruleus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Rheoheros coeruleus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Rheoheros coeruleus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Rheoheros coeruleus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Rheoheros coeruleus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)




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Thorichthys socolofi, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys socolofi, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys socolofi, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys socolofi, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys socolofi, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys socolofi, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys socolofi, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Chuco intermedium, Female guarding fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Dicrossus Steindachner, 1875 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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The Cichlid Room Companion makes 28 years online!

Today, the Cichlid Room Companion is making 28 years of uninterruptedly sharing quality information about cichlids! (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas).


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The beauty of the deep
New documents in the sections:
Editorial: The beauty of the deep (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Potentially new Neolamprologus species

Based on Ronco et al (2020) and Konings (2022) we have added three new potentially undescribed forms of Lake Tanganyika's Neolamprologus species: N. sp. 'crassus tanzania', N. sp. 'marunguensis mahale', and N. sp. 'gracilis tanzania' (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas).


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Two species of Labeotropheus
New documents in the sections:
Editorial: Two species of Labeotropheus (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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New Lake Tanganyika's Trophein genus described

A new monotypic genus of Lake Tanganyika cichlid has been described for the species Paratilapia pfefferi Boulenger, 1898 by Anja Haefeli, Frederic D.B. Schedel, Fabrizia Ronco, Adrian Indermaur, and Walter Salzburger in the journal Zootaxa ... more


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New Pseudotropheus species described from Likoma Island, Lake Malawi

A new species of Pseudotropheus has been described by Ad Konings, Torin A. Miller & Jay Stauffer Jr. in the journal Zootaxa (5399 (2): 181–189). The new species, Pseudotropheus likomae, previously known as Pseudotropheus ... more


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Pterophyllum altum Pellegrin, 1903 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Labeotropheus synonyms

Following Konings (2024) we now list Labeotropheus aurantinfra, L. candipygia, L. chirangali, L. rubidorsalis, and Labeotropheus simoneae as junior synonyms of Labeotropheus trewavasae. Additionally, we now list Labeotropheus alticodia, L. artatorostris, L. chlorosiglos, and L. obscurus as junior synonyms of Labeotropheus fuelleborni (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas).


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Shuja pfefferi

Based on Konings, 2023:20 (Tanganyika’s shrimp-hunting Haplochromine: ‘Gnathochromis’ pfefferi) we have reclassified Paratilapia pfefferi, Boulenger, 1898 in the genus Shuja (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas).


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Updated species profile for:
Crenicichla stocki Ploeg, 1991 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Crenicichla reticulata (Heckel, 1840) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Crenicichla cyclostoma Ploeg, 1986 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla cyanonotus Cope, 1871 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla cametana Steindachner, 1911 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla jegui Ploeg, 1986 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla jaguarensis Haseman, 1911 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Introduction to the Cichlid Room Companion (nov-2023)
New documents in the sections:
This site: Introduction to the Cichlid Room Companion (nov-2023) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla iguassuensis Haseman, 1911 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Etroplus suratensis (Bloch, 1790) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Pseudetroplus maculatus (Bloch, 1795) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Crenicichla scottii (Eingenmann, 1907) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla punctata Hensel, 1870 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



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Crenicichla mucuryna von Ihering, 1914 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla macrophthalma Heckel, 1840 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla lacustris (Castelnau, 1855) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Coptodon cameronensis (Holly, 1927) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Coptodon kottae (Lönnberg, 1903) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Coptodon rendalli (Boulenger, 1897) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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References for localities

Localities assigned (and mapped) to species in their profiles now show the reference that we use for the assignment, be a picture at the locality, a video, a reference, or a museum collection record. In this way, we can improve the soundness of the data. In a similar way, the localities profiles show an option to list the species by reference, which in the same manner shows the references for the assignment of a species to the given locality (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas).


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Apistogramma piauiense (Kullander, 1980) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Apistogramma piaroa Mesa & Lasso, 2011 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Pterophyllum Heckel, 1840 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)










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Illustration: Oreochromis angolensis, Holotype (Pekka Vasankari)

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Coptodon snyderae (Stiassny, 1992) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Cross Lake Bermin [Cameroon] (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Two new sympatric species of Crenicichla from Argentina are described

Two new species of Crenicichla closely related to C. mandelburgeri and living sympatrically in the upper arroyo Piray Guazú, Paraná drainage in the Misiones province in Argentina have been described by Oldřich Říčan, Lubomír ... more


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Cryptoheros spilurus, Egg (Rubén Contreras Tapia)
Cryptoheros cutteri, Eggs (Rubén Contreras Tapia)
Vieja zonata, Larvae (Rubén Contreras Tapia)
Vieja zonata, Larvae (Rubén Contreras Tapia)
Oscura heterospila, Larvae (Rubén Contreras Tapia)

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Saxatilia hummelincki (Ploeg, 1991) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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A new classification of pike cichlids

A new research paper by Henrique R. Varella, Sven O. Kullander, Naércio A. Menezes, Claudio Oliveira & Hernán López-Fernández has been published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (2023(20):1-43 21-Jun-2023). In the paper, the ... more



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Saxatilia britskii (Kullander, 1982) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Haplochromis taurinus Trewavas, 1933 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Teleocichla Kullander, 1988 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Labeotropheus simoneae Pauers, 2016 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



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Amatitlania Schmitter-Soto, 2007 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



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A new South American cichlid in the genus Bujurquina was described, with a key to the species

A new South American cichlid from the Amazon basin in Peru has been described by Oldřich Říčan & Štepánka Říčanová in the European Journal of Taxonomy (870(1):167–201). The new species, Bujurquina omagua, is diagnosed by having at ... more


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A new species of Lake Malawi cichlid rock-dwelling cichlid is described

A new species of rock-dwelling mbuna cichlid from the northwestern Malawian coast of Lake Malawi was recently described by Jay Stauffer and Ad Konings in the journal Zootaxa (5296 (2): 265–274, DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5296.2.7). The new species ... more


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Six new species of Malawian rocky reef cichlids are described

Six new species of rocky reefs cichlids in the genus Labeotropheus from the Malawian coast of Lake Malawi have been described by Michael J. Pauers & Titus B. Phiri in the journal Ichthyology & Herpetology (111(2):264-292, 2023). The new ... more


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Two open-water cichlid species from Lake Edward were described

Two new open-water cichlids endemic to Lake Edward have been described in the journal Hydrobiologia (doi 10.1007/s10750-023-05246-y) by Nathan Vranken, M. van Steenberge, M. Mbalassa, and Jos Snoeks. Haplochromis pelagicus, was split from ... more


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Herichthys minckleyi, Female facing male (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Bravo: West Mojarral, Poza Azul (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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27 years online

Today the Cichlid Room Companion reaches another milestone by being uninterruptedly online for 27 years (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas).






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Rheoheros lentiginosus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Crenicichla empheres Lucena, 2007 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Chuco intermedium, Female guarding fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Crenicichla hadrostigma Lucena, 2007 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Thorichthys helleri, Pair spawning (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Theraps irregularis, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


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Lugubria dandara (Varella & Ito, 2018) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



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Cycla conibos (Castelnau, 1855) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Etroplus Cuvier, 1830 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

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Illustration: Cycla conibos, Illustration of type (Pekka Vasankari)


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Lugubria ternetzi (Norman, 1926) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)






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Patrick de Rham
New documents in the sections:
Editorial: Patrick de Rham (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



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