Protomelas marginatus

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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: Protomelas
Species: Protomelas marginatus
Subspecies: P. m. marginatus – P. m. vuae

Name[edit]

Protomelas marginatus (Trewavas, 1935)

Lectotype: BMNH 1935.6.14.745.

Paralectotypes: (several) BMNH 1935.6.14.738-743 (10), 1935.6.14.744 (1), 1935.6.14.746 (1), 1935.6.14.747-754 (14), 1935.6.14.755-765 (34), 1935.6.14.766-768 (4), 1935.6.14.769-777 (12); NMW 25636 (1); MNHN 1937-0170 (1). Lectotype designated by Eccles & Trewavas, 1989:55.

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • Chromis kirkii (non Günther, 1894)
  • Cyrtocara marginata (Trewavas, 1935)
  • Cyrtocara marginata marginata (Trewavas, 1935)
  • Haplochromis marginatus Trewavas, 1935
  • Haplochromis similis (non Regan, 1922)

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
  • 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 marginatus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 02/2019.