Melanochromis vermivorus

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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 vermivorus

Name[edit]

Melanochromis vermivorus Trewavas, 1935

Syntypes: BMNH 1935.6.14.307-317 (24, now 23), MNHN 1937-0156 [ex BMNH] (1), NMW 25613 (1).

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

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Trewavas, E. 1935: A synopsis of the cichlid fishes of Lake Nyasa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 10) 16 (91): 65-118. PDF Reference page

Additional references[edit]

  • 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.
  • Konings-Dudin, G., Konings, A.F., & Stauffer, J.R., Jr. 2009: Descriptions of three new species of Melanochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) and a redescription of M. vermivorus. Zootaxa, 2076: 37–59. PDF

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Purple Mbuna