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New additions to the Cichlid Room Companion for the past three months, you can as well consult older additions by following the links at the lower part of the page


What is new?




*15-Oct-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja breidohri, Adult in the aquarium (Keisdo Shimabukuro)


*11-Oct-2019

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Updated species profile for:
Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos (Bowers & Stauffer, 1997) (Ad Konings)

*10-Oct-2019

New genus Paragobiocichla

Based on the recent paper by Weiss, J.D & F.D.B. Schedel, Zamba, A., Ibala, E.J.W.M.N. Vreven & U.K. Schliewen (2019) we have added to the catalog the new monotypic genus Paragobiocichla for P. irvinei (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


A new monotypic genus for Gobiochromis irvinei is described

In a new paper Uli Schliewen and Juliane Weiss have described a new monotypic genus for the rheophilic African cichlid initially described as Gobiochromis irvinei (recently known as Steatocranus irvinei). The new genus was expected ... more


Updated genus profile:
Paragobiocichla Schliewen & Weiss, 2019 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Lestradea perspicax, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lestradea perspicax, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lestradea perspicax, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lestradea perspicax, Portrait of a male (Patrick Tawil)
Lestradea perspicax, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

*09-Oct-2019

Pelmatochromis annectens junior synonym of Thysochromis ansorgii

Based on the new paper by Walsh, Lamboj & Stiassny (2019), we move to accept the junior synonymy of Pelmatochromis annectens to Thysochromis ansorgii, initially proposed by Lévèque et al. in 1991 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

Four new potentially undescribed species added to the catalog

Based on Ad Konings 4th edition (2019) of "Lake Tanganyika cichlid in their natural habitat" book, we have added to the catalog four potentially undescribed species, namely Julidochromis sp. 'ornatus kombe', J. sp. 'ornatus kapampa', ]J. sp. 'ornatus muzi' and Neolamprologus sp. 'kombe' (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


A new species of Thysochromis is described

A new species of Thysochromis from the Republic of Congo has been described in the Journal of Fish Biology by Gina Walsh, Anton Lamboj and Melanie Stiassny. The new species has its origin in the collection of two specimens collected in 1991 in ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Lestradea perspicax, Group in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lestradea perspicax, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lestradea perspicax, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lestradea perspicax, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)


*07-Oct-2019


*02-Oct-2019









*19-Sep-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja maculicauda, Adult in the aquarium (Keisdo Shimabukuro)




*14-Sep-2019

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Updated species profile for:
Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti yellow' (Ad Konings)

Added index of:
Cichlidae (Nederlandse Vereniging van Cichlidenliefhebbers) V. 43(3) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)








*31-Aug-2019




*28-Aug-2019


*27-Aug-2019

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (301) (Daryl Hutchins)



*21-Aug-2019






*15-Aug-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Crenicichla jurubi, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)
Crenicichla jurubi, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)

*14-Aug-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Crenicichla lucenai, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)
Crenicichla lucenai, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)

*13-Aug-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Crenicichla maculata, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)
Crenicichla maculata, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)

*12-Aug-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Crenicichla empheres, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)
Crenicichla empheres, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)















*14-Jul-2019


*13-Jul-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Adult at Naopa (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Adult at Naopa (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Adult at Taninul spring (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with fry at Taninul spring (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*12-Jul-2019




*09-Jul-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Hemichromis exsul, Adult in aquarium (Livio Leoni)
Gobiocichla wonderi, Adult in the aquarium (Livio Leoni)
Benitochromis nigrodorsalis, Pair in the aquarium (Livio Leoni)

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: Naopa, Rio Claro by Naopa (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Panuco: Naopa, Rio Claro by Naopa (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Panuco: Naopa, Rio Claro by Naopa (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)




*05-Jul-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Adult at Coacuilco (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Young adults at Coacuilco (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Young adults at Coacuilco (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Fry feeding (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: Coacuilco, River bed a Coacuilco (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)

*04-Jul-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with eggs (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female with eggs (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*03-Jul-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Young adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*02-Jul-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*01-Jul-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys carpintis, Female with eggs (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with eggs (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with eggs (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Breeding pair (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys carpintis, Pair with eggs (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)












*19-Jun-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Neolamprologus signatus, Pair at Chimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Neolamprologus signatus, Male at Chimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Neolamprologus signatus, Pair at Chimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Neolamprologus signatus, Male at Chimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Neolamprologus signatus, Female at Chimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)













*06-Jun-2019






























*08-May-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Chuco intermedium, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco intermedium, Pair with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco intermedium, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco intermedium, Female with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*07-May-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja bifasciata, Pair with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Male with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Female with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Female with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*06-May-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys helleri, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys helleri, Female with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys helleri, Pair with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys helleri, Pair with fry at Nututun (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



































































*28-Feb-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
exLamprologus brevis, Pair at Katete (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Pair at Katete (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Pair at Katete (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Pair at Samazi (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus callipterus, Male at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (299) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)





*23-Feb-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus sp. 'red', Adult at Cape Kachese (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Foraging school at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Male at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adult in Chituta Bay (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus brichardi, Adult at Nkondwe island (Tautvydas Pangonis)

*22-Feb-2019


*21-Feb-2019

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New species of Apistogramma from Colombia described

A new species of Apistogramma from the lower Atabapo drainage in Colombia has been described by Wolfgang Staeck and Ingo Schindler in the journal Vertebrate Zoology. The new species A. psammophila can be distinguished from all congeners ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Male portrait in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Tropheus moorii, Adult portrait in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Tropheus moorii, Adult close-up in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Julidochromis ornatus, Adult at Chituta (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Julidochromis ornatus, Adult at Isanga (Ad Konings)

*20-Feb-2019

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New species of Gymnogeophagus from Argentina described

A new species of Gymnogeophagus, G. jaryi from the middle Parana River basin in Misiones, Argentina has been described by Felipe Alonso and a group of ten persons in the journal Plos One. The new species is diagnosed by meristic and color ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Tropheus moorii, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Tropheus moorii, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Tropheus moorii, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)




*16-Feb-2019



*14-Feb-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Geophagus rufomarginatus, Holotype (José L Mattos)
Geophagus multiocellus, Holotype (José L Mattos)
Geophagus santosi, Holotype (José L Mattos)

*13-Feb-2019



*11-Feb-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Group at Kambwimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adult in Kalyeza Bay (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Female in Kalyeza Bay (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Subadult in Kalyeza Bay (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Foraging school at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (386) (Florent de Gasperis)
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (266) (Florent de Gasperis)

*10-Feb-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Lwili Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Subadult at Cape Kapembwa (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adults at Cape Kapembwa (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Cape Kapembwa (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Male at Kambwimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)


*08-Feb-2019









*31-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Subadult at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Subadult at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)

*30-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Adults at Samazi (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Samazi (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Juvenile at Samazi (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Samazi (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus moorii, Group at Nausingili Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)

*29-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus sp. 'red', Male at Ndole Bay (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Male in Ndole Bay (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Male in Ndole Bay (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Male at Katete (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Male at Katete (Tautvydas Pangonis)

*28-Jan-2019



*26-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Interochromis loocki, Adult at Samazi (Ad Konings)
Interochromis loocki, Adult at Samazi (Ad Konings)
Julidochromis dickfeldi, Adult at Cape Kachese (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Julidochromis dickfeldi, Pair at Chimba (Mattia Matarrese)
Julidochromis dickfeldi, Adult at Chimba (Tautvydas Pangonis)

New graphic:
Illustration: Haplochromis squamipinnis, Drawing (anonymous )
Illustration: Thoracochromis petronius, Illustration of holotype (anonymous )
Illustration: Schubotzia eduardiana, Illustration (anonymous )





*21-Jan-2019

New graphic:
Illustration: Haplochromis theliodon, Illustration of holotype (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis pharyngomylus, Illustration of holotype (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis mylodon, Illustration of holotype (anonymous )

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (385) (Florent de Gasperis)



*18-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Katria katria, Adult in aquarium (Philippe Burnel)
Pungu maclareni, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pungu maclareni, Sub-adults in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

New graphic:
Illustration: Aulonocranus dewindti, Stamp (anonymous )
Illustration: Tropheus annectens, Stamp (anonymous )
Illustration: Reganochromis calliurus, Stamp (anonymous )
Illustration: Trematocara marginatum, Stamp (anonymous )
Illustration: Julidochromis ornatus, Stamp (anonymous )







*11-Jan-2019


*10-Jan-2019

New documents in the sections:
Wonderful cichlids: How many cichlid species are there? (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Cyprichromis coloratus, Male at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Cyprichromis sp. 'leptosoma jumbo', Male at Cape Chaitika (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Cyprichromis sp. 'leptosoma jumbo', Male at Nausingili Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Cyprichromis pavo, Male at Kabwe Nsolo (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Cyprichromis pavo, Male at Lusekese (Tautvydas Pangonis)

New graphic:
Illustration: Haplochromis altigenis, Illustration (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis altigenis, Illustration (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis dichrourus, Illustration of holotype (anonymous )
Illustration: Pyxichromis orthostoma, Illustration of holotype (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis argenteus, Illustration of lectotype (anonymous )

*09-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Chalinochromis brichardi, Adult at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Chalinochromis brichardi, Adult at Cape Nambeyeye (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Chalinochromis cyanophleps, Pair at Kalala Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Ctenochromis horei, Male at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Cyathopharynx foae, Male at Cape Nambeyeye (Tautvydas Pangonis)

New graphic:
Illustration: Haplochromis pachycephalus, Illustration (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis maculipinna, Illustration (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis boops, Illustration (anonymous )
Illustration: Haplochromis apogonoides, Illustration (anonymous )

*08-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Boulengerochromis microlepis, Adult at Nausingili Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Boulengerochromis microlepis, School of subadults at Nkondwe (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Callochromis macrops, Male at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Callochromis macrops, Male at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Callochromis macrops, Male at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)

Added index of:
Cichlid News Magazine V. 28(1) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*07-Jan-2019

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New cichlid pictures:
Aulonocranus dewindti, Male at Lusekese (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Aulonocranus dewindti, Male at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Aulonocranus dewindti, Bower at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Aulonocranus dewindti, Male at Kasanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Bathybates fasciatus, Immature at Isanga (Tautvydas Pangonis)