Orthochromis

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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: Orthochromis
Species: O. kalungwishiensis – O. kasuluensis – O. luichensis – O. luongoensis – O. machadoi – O. malagaraziensis – O. mazimeroensis – O. mosoensis – O. polyacanthus – O. rubrolabialis – O. rugufuensis – O. stormsi – O. torrenticola – O. uvinzae

Name[edit]

Orthochromis Greenwood, 1954:402

Type species: Haplochromis malagaraziensis David, 1937. Type by original designation (also monotypic).

References[edit]

  • Greenwood, P.H. 1954: On two species of cichlid fishes from the Malagarazi River (Tanganyika), with notes on the pharyngeal apophysis in species of the Haplochromis group. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12), 7 (78): 401–414.
  • De Vos, L. & L. Seegers 1998: Seven new Orthochromis species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Malagarasi, Luiche and Rugufu basins (Lake Tanganyika drainage), with notes on their reproductive biology. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 9 (4): 371–420.

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