Melanochromis mellitus

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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: Melanochromis
Species: Melanochromis mellitus

Name[edit]

Melanochromis mellitus Johnson, 1976

Holotype: AMNH 35387.

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

References[edit]

  • Johnson, D.S. 1976: Two new cichlids of the Mbuna group from Malawi with a discussion of several bicuspid toothed Labidochromis sp. Today's Aquarist, 2(3): 17–24.
  • 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 mellitus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 02/2019.