Nimbochromis livingstonii

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Nimbochromis livingstonii


Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

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: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribus: Haplochromini
Genus: Nimbochromis
Species: Nimbochromis livingstonii



Nimbochromis livingstonii (Günther, 1894)

Holotype: BMNH 1893.11.15.53.

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


  • Astatotilapia livingstonii (Günther, 1894)
  • Cyrtocara livingstonii (Günther, 1894)
  • Haplochromis livingstoni (Günther, 1894)
  • Haplochromis livingstonii (Günther, 1894)
  • Hemichromis livingstonii Günther, 1894
  • Paratilapia livingstonii (Günther, 1894)


  • Günther, A. 1894: Second report on the reptiles, batrachians, and fishes transmitted by Mr. H. H. Johnston, C. B., from British Central Africa. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1893 (pt. 4): 616–628, Pls. 53-57. BHL
  • 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.
  • Nimbochromis livingstonii in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2024.
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