Copadichromis cyaneus

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Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribus: Haplochromini
Genus: Copadichromis
Species: Copadichromis cyaneus


Copadichromis cyaneus (Trewavas, 1935)

Lectotype: BMNH 1935.6.14.1910. [Paralectotypes: (60) BMNH 1935.6.14.1911-1919 (10), 1935.6.14.1920 (1), 1935.6.14.1886-1895 (11), 1935.6.14.1899-1909 (17), 1935.6.14.1921-1930 (9); MNHN 1937-0222 and 0223 (ex BMNH) (2); NMW 25584-85 (1, 1)]; plus other syntypes. Lectotype designated by Eccles & Trewavas, 1989:306.

Type locality: Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa.


  • Cyrtocara cyanea (Trewavas, 1935)
  • Haplochromis cyaneus Trewavas, 1935


  • Trewavas, E. 1935: A synopsis of the cichlid fishes of Lake Nyasa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 10) 16 (91): 65-118. PDF Reference page
  • Stauffer, J.R., Jr. & A.F. Konings 2006: Review of Copadochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with the description of a new genus and six new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 17(1): 9–42.


  • Copadichromis cyaneus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2019.