Melanochromis auratus

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Melanochromis auratus

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: 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: Melanochromis
Species: Melanochromis auratus

Name[edit]

  • Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger, 1897)
    • Holotype: BMNH 1896.12.1.7
    • Type locality: "Monkey Bay, W. Nyassa" [Lake Malawi, Malawi]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1897: Description of a new fish from Lake Nyassa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6), 19 (110): 155. PDF
  • Bowers, N. & J.R. Stauffer, Jr. 1997: Eight new species of rock-dwelling cichlids of the genus Melanochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 8 (1): 49–70.
  • Melanochromis auratus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2020. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 12/2019.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Golden Mbuna
ไทย: ปลาหมอแตงไทย