The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Tawil, P. 2002a. Notes sur le genre Melanochromis et l'appartenance générique de Pseudotropheus johannii Eccles, 1973, et espèces apparentées. l'An Cichlidé 2: 61-68.  

Pseudotropheus johannii Eccles, 1973, a mbuna cichlid from Lake Malawi, has been traditionally included in genus Melanochromis based on similarities of the melanic coloration pattern. These similarities are due to convergent evolution rather than close affinities, as attested by some characteristics exposed in this paper. New criteria towards increased precision of the definition of genus Melanochromis are additionally proposed. [English abstract as given in the article]




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