The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Trewavas, E. [1984a]. Nouvel examen des genres et sous-genres du complexe Pseudotropheus-Melanochromis du lac Malawi (Pisces, Perciformes, Cichlidae). Revue Française d'Aquariologie et de Herpetologie 10 (4) 1983: 97-106.  

A new description is given of Pseudotropheus williamsi (Günther). Recognition of the dental resemblances between Pseudotropheus williamsi and Melanochromis melanopterus, type-species of their respective genera, shows that a generic distinction based on the dentition cannot be maintained.

The genera are redefined, and a new subgenus is proposed for Pseudotropheus tropheops and related species.

Pseudotropheus livingstonii (Boulenger) is described on the reasoned assumption that specimens from the Southeast arm of the lake Malawi [sic] are conspecific with the holotype, a juvenile. Species showing the same pigment pattern are compared.




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