Microctenopoma intermedium

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Taxonavigation: Anabantoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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: Anabantaria
Ordo: Anabantiformes
Subordo: Anabantoidei

Familia: Anabantidae
Genus: Microctenopoma
Species: Microctenopoma intermedium


Microctenopoma intermedium (Pellegrin, 1920)

  • Syntypes: MNHN 1920.102-103 (4)

Type locality: Léalui, Upper Zambezi, Zambia.

Etymology: Based on the comparisons made by Pellegrin (1920) it appears that M. intermedium was named for the intermediate position of its taxonomic characters relative to M. nanum and M. ansorgii.


  • Anabas intermedius Pellegrin, 1920
  • Anabas intermedium Pellegrin, 1920
  • Ctenopoma intermedium (Pellegrin, 1920)
  • Ctenopoma intermedius (Pellegrin, 1920)


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Blanc, M. 1963. Catalogue des types d'Anabantidae et d'Ophicephalidae (Poissons téléostéens perciformes) en collection au Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 2) v. 35 (no. 1): 70-77. BHL
  • Gosse, J.-P., 1986. Anabantidae (pp. 402-414). In: Daget, J., J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds), 1986. Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa. CLOFFA. ISNB Bruxelles, MRAC Tervuren, ORSTOM Paris. v. 2: i-xiv + 1-520. PDF
  • Marshall, B. 2011. The fishes of Zimbabwe and their biology. Smithiana Monographs No. 3: i-vi + 1 -290.
  • Norris, S.M. 1995. Microctenopoma uelense and M. nigricans, a new genus and two new species of anabantid fishes from Africa. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 6 (no. 4): 357-376.
  • Skelton, P.H. 1993. A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers, Ltd. i-xiii + 1-388.
  • Skelton, P.H. 2001. A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Halfway House, South Africa. I-xiv + 1-395.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Blackspot Climbing Perch