Mylochromis lateristriga

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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: 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: Mylochromis
Species: Mylochromis lateristriga


Mylochromis lateristriga (Günther, 1864)

Holotype: BMNH 1864.1.9.59 (skin).

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


  • Chromis lateristriga Günther, 1864
  • Cyrtocara lateristriga (Günther, 1864)
  • Haplochromis lateristriga (Günther, 1864)
  • Maravichromis lateristriga (Günther, 1864)
  • Tilapia lateristriga (Günther, 1864)
  • Tilapia lethrinus (non Günther, 1893)


  • Günther, A. 1864: Report on a collection of reptiles and fishes made by Dr. Kirk in the Zambesi and Nyassa regions. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1864 (pt 2): 303–314, Pls. 26-27. BHL
  • 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
  • Snoeks, J. & M. Hanssens 2004: Identification guidelines to other non-mbuna. Pp. 266-310 in: Snoeks, J. (ed). The cichlid diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: identification, distribution and taxonomy. Cichlid Press, El Paso, Texas: 1–360.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Basket Hap