The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Summary of Publication

Derijst, E., and J. Snoeks. 1992. Maravichromis Eccles & Trewavas, 1989, a junior synonym of Mylochromis Regan, 1920 (Teleostei, Cichlidae). Cybium 16 (2): 173.  

In 1989, Eccles and Trewavas defined a new cichlid genus Maravichromis from Lake Malawi. One of the species included is Chromis lateristriga Günther, 1864. This species was designated by Regan (1920) as the type species of Mylochromis, a genus later synonymized with Haplochromis (Regan, 1922). As a consequence of the removal of lateristriga from the genus Haplochromis by Eccles and Trewavas (1989), the name Mylochromis, being the oldest name available, takes priority over Maravichromis, which consequently becomes a junior subjective synonym of Mylochromis.




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