Protomelas insignis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Ovalentaria 

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/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohort: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohort: Clupeocephala
Cohort: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohort: Neoteleostei
Infracohort: Eurypterygia
Section: Ctenosquamata
Subsection: Acanthomorphata
Division: Euacanthomorphacea
Subdivision: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribus: Haplochromini
Genus: Protomelas
Species: Protomelas insignis

Name[edit]

Protomelas insignis (Trewavas, 1935)

Lectotype: BMNH 1935.6.14.839.

Paralectotypes: BMNH 1935.6.14.840-843 (4). Lectotype designated by Eccles & Trewavas, 1989:59.

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • Cyrtocara insignis (Trewavas, 1935)
  • Haplochromis insignis Trewavas, 1935

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]

  • Oliver, M.K. & Arnegard, M.E. 2010: A new genus for Melanochromis labrosus, a problematic Lake Malawi cichlid with hypertrophied lips (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 21 (3): 209–232. ISSN: 0936-9902 Abstract PDF
  • 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.

Links[edit]

  • Protomelas insignis in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 02/2018.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: One-and-a-half-stripe Hap