Iodotropheus sprengerae

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Iodotropheus sprengerae


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: Iodotropheus
Species: Iodotropheus sprengerae


Iodotropheus sprengerae Oliver & Loiselle, 1972

Neotype: PSU 2721. Former holotype: BMNH 1971.9.8.5. [Paratypes: BMNH 1971.9.8.6-8 (3); USNM 207012 (1, now 0), 207013-15 (1, 1 now 0, 1)].

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


  • Iodochromis sprengerae (nomen nudum)
  • Melanochromis perspicax (non Trewavas, 1935)
  • Petrotilapia tridentiger (non Trewavas, 1935)


Primary references[edit]

  • Oliver, M.K.; Loiselle, P.V. 1972: A new genus and species of cichlid of the mbuna group (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, 86: 309–320. PDF

Additional references[edit]

  • Maréchal, C. 1991: [Many cichlid genera and species accounts.] In: Daget et al. 1991. Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa. CLOFFA. Vol. 4.
  • Stauffer, J.R., Jr. 1995: Iodotropheus sprengerae Oliver & Loiselle, 1972 (Osteichthyes, Perciformes): proposed replacement of holotype by a neotype. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 52 (4): 321–323. BHL


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Rusty Cichlid, Lavender Mbuna