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Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor


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: Pseudocrenilabrus
Species (4): P. multicolor – P. nicholsi – P. philander – P. pyrrhocaudalis


Pseudocrenilabrus Fowler, 1934: 462

Type species: Pseudocrenilabrus natalensis Fowler, 1934. Type by original designation (also by monotypy).



  • Fowler, H.W. 1934: Fishes obtained by Mr. H. W. Bell-Marley chiefly in Natal and Zululand in 1929 to 1932. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 86: 405–514.
  • Katongo, C., Seehausen, O., Snoeks, J. 2017: A new species of Pseudocrenilabrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Mweru in the Upper Congo River System. Zootaxa, 4237 (1): 181–190. Abstract and literature cited
  • Wickler, W. 1963: Zur Klassifikation der Cichlidae, am Beispiel der Gattungen Tropheus, Petrochromis, Haplochromis und Hemihaplochromis n. gen. (Pisces, Perciformes). Senckenbergiana Biologica, 44 (2): 83–96.
  • Seegers, L. 1996: The fishes of the Lake Rukwa drainage. Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique. 278: 1–407.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mouth-brooders