Maylandia tarakiki

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Maylandia
Species: Maylandia tarakiki

Name[edit]

Maylandia tarakiki (Stauffer et al., 2013)

  • Holotype: PSU 4914.
  • Paratypes: PSU 4915 (11), 4916 (18); AMNH 257796 (2).

Type locality: 11°18.380’S, 34°44.791’E [1], Higga Reef, Lake Malaŵi, Tanzania, Africa.

Etymology: The name tarakiki, from Swahili, means slim or slender to note the elongate body shape of this species.

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