The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Seegers, L. 1996. The identity of Pseudotropheus elongatus, with the description of P. longior from Mbamba Bay, Tanzania, and notes on Genyochromis mento (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 7 (2): 97-110.  

Although Pseudotropheus elongatus was originally described from Mbamba Bay, Tanzania, a species of the P. elongatus-complex from Nkhata Bay, Malawi, has been considered to be the typical P. elongatus. Collections from Mbamba Bay revealed that at least two elongate Pseudotropheus species co-occur. The two extant syntypes of P. elongatus belong to the two species from Mbamba Bay. The specimen pictured by Fryer (1956) is selected as lectotype. The other species is described here as P. longior, new species. A third elongate cichlid, frequent at Mbamba Bay, is Genyochromis mento; some observations on this fish are included.




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