Fossorochromis rostratus

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Fossorochromis rostratus


Taxonavigation: Ovalentaria 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohort: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohort: Clupeocephala
Cohort: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohort: Neoteleostei
Infracohort: Eurypterygia
Section: Ctenosquamata
Subsection: Acanthomorphata
Division: Euacanthomorphacea
Subdivision: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribus: Haplochromini
Genus: Fossorochromis
Species: Fossorochromis rostratus


Fossorochromis rostratus (Boulenger, 1899)

Holotype: BMNH 1891.12.17.8.

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


  • Cyrtocara rostrat (Boulenger, 1899)
  • Haplochromis macrorhynchus Regan, 1922
  • Haplochromis rostratus (Boulenger, 1899)
  • Tilapia rostrata Boulenger, 1899


  • Boulenger, G.A. 1899: A revision of the African and Syrian fishes of the family Cichlidae. Part II. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1899 (pt 1): 98–143 [1-47], Pls. 11-12.
  • Snoeks, J. & M. Hanssens 2004: Identification guidelines to other non-mbuna. pp. 266-310 in: Snoeks, J. (ed). The cichlid diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: identification, distribution and taxonomy. Cichlid Press, El Paso, Texas: 1–360.
  • Fossorochromis rostratus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2017. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 10/2016.