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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: Ptyochromis
Species: P. annectens – P. fischeri – P. granti – (?) P. sauvagei – P. xenognathus


Ptyochromis Greenwood, 1980: 60

  • Original type species: Ctenochromis sauvagei Pfeffer, 1896
    • Type by original designation
  • Current type species: Haplochromis (Ptyochromis) fischeri Seegers, 2008
    • Type fixed by subsequent designation of Seegers, 2008 who found that C. sauvagei Pfeffer did not represent the species previously believed
  • Synonymy
    • Treated as synonym of Haplochromis by van Oijen, 1996
    • Treated as subgenus of Haplochromis by Seegers, 2008: 186
    • Treated as valid genus by Poll & Gosse, 1995: 281


  • Greenwood, P.H. 1980: Towards a phyletic classification of the 'genus' Haplochromis (Pisces, Cichlidae) and related taxa. Part II; the species from Lakes Victoria, Nabugabo, Edward, George and Kivu. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), zoology, 39 (1): 1–101. BHL
  • Poll, M. & Gosse, J.-P. 1995: Genera des poissons d'eau douce de l'Afrique. Mémoire de la Classe des Sciences. Académie royale de Belgique. Genera des poissons d'eau douce de l'Afrique, 9: 1–324.
  • Seegers, L. 2008: The fishes collected by G. A. Fischer in East Africa in 1883 and 1885/86. Zoosystematics and Evolution, 84 (2): 149–195. DOI: 10.1002/zoos.200800003
  • van Oijen, M.J.P. 1996. The generic classification of the haplochromine cichlids of Lake Victoria, East Africa. Zoologische Verhandelingen 302: 57–110. PDF. Reference page