Sarotherodon knauerae

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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: Oreochromini
Genus: Sarotherodon
Species: Sarotherodon knauerae


Sarotherodon knauerae Neumann, Stiassny & Schliewen, 2011

  • Holotype: ZSM 29924.
  • Paratypes: AMNH 233728 (2, ex ZSM 29928); ANSP 188864 (2, ex ZSM 29928); MRAC 2004-04-P-1-2 (2, ex ZSM 29928); ZSM 29925 (11), 29926 (10), 29927 (5), 29928 (34 now 28).

Type locality: Lake Ejagham, Cross River basin, Manyu Subdivision, 5°45'N, 8°59'E [1], South-west Province, Cameroon.

Etymology: Named for Mrs. Barbara Knauer, former technician at the Max-Planck-Institut (Seewiesen), who substantially supported UKS as a technician and friend during his PhD studies.


  • Martin, C. H.; 2013: Strong assortative mating by diet, color, size, and morphology but limited progress toward sympatric speciation in a classic example: Cameroon crater lake cichlids. Evolution, DOI: 10.1111/evo.12090
  • Neumann, D., Stiassny, M. L. J. & Schliewen, U. K.; 2011: Two new sympatric Sarotherodon species (Pisces: Cichlidae) endemic to Lake Ejagham, Cameroon, west-central Africa, with comments on the Sarotherodon galilaeus species complex. Zootaxa, 2765: 1–20.
  • Sarotherodon knauerae in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2023. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.