Astatotilapia burtoni

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Astatotilapia burtoni


Taxonavigation: Ovalentaria

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Series: Percomorpha
Cladus: Ovalentaria

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribus: Haplochromini
Genus: Astatotilapia
Species: Astatotilapia burtoni


Astatotilapia burtoni (Günther, 1894)

Holotype: BMNH 1889.1.35.12.

Type locality: Ujiji, Lake Tanganyika.


  • Astatotilapia desfontainesi (non Lacepède, 1802) [misapplied name]
  • Chromis burtoni Günther, 1894 [original combination]
  • Haplochromis burtoni (Günther, 1894)
  • Haplochromis desfontainesi (non Lacepède, 1802) [misapplied name]
  • Tilapia burtoni (Günther, 1894)
  • Tilapia nadinae Borodin, 1931 [original combination]


  • Günther, A. 1894: Descriptions of the reptiles and fishes collected by Mr. E. Coode-Hore on Lake Tanganyika. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1893 (pt 4): 628-632, Pl. 58.
  • Takahashi, T. 2003: Systematics of Tanganyikan cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyological Research, 50(4): 367-382.
  • Astatotilapia burtoni in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & D. Pauly (eds) (2015). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 11/2014.