Tylochromis polylepis

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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: Tylochromini
Genus: Tylochromis
Species: Tylochromis polylepis


  • Tylochromis polylepis (Boulenger, 1900: 143 & pl. LII, fig. 1)
    • Lectotype: MRAC 257 (designated by Stiassny 1989: 115)
      • Paralectotypes: BMNH 1906.9.6:95-96, 97
    • Type locality: Albertville, L. Tanganyika [now Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo]


  • Boulenger, G.A. 1898: A revision of the African and Syrian fishes of the family Cichlidae.--Part I. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1898 (pt 2): 132–152, Pl. 19. BHL
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. 1989: A taxonomic revision of the African genus Tylochromis (Labroidei, Cichlidae); with notes on the anatomy and relationships of the group. Annales du Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques, No. 258: [ii] + 1-161, 55 figs., 18 tables.