Melanochromis joanjohnsonae

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Melanochromis joanjohnsonae

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: Melanochromis
Species: Melanochromis joanjohnsonae

Name[edit]

Melanochromis joanjohnsonae (Johnson, 1974)

  • Holotype: AMNH 33464. [Paratypes: AMNH 33465 (1)]
  • Type locality: Likoma Island, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johnson, D.S. 1974: New cichlids from Lake Malawi, including descriptions of two new species. Today's Aquarist, 1 (1): 12–17. 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 joanjohnsonae in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 02/2019.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pearl of Likoma