Review of Copadichromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with the description of a new genus and six new species

Jay Richard Stauffer, Jr., Adrianus F. Konings

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Abstract

The status of the genus Copadichromis is discussed. Copadichromis prostoma and C. boadzulu are placed in Nyassachromis. Copadichromis cyclicos, C. thinos, C. conophoros, C. flavimanus, C. inornatus, and C. eucinostomus are placed in Mchenga, new genus, diagnosed principally on morphology, bower construction, and habitat preference. In the remaining Copadichromis, three species groups are identified, the C. quadrimaculatus group, the C. mbenjii group, and the C. virginalis group. Six new species are described in the C. mbenjii group: C. melas, C. chizumuluensis, C. diplostigma, C. insularis, C. cyanocephalus, and C. parvus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-42
Number of pages34
JournalIchthyological Exploration of Freshwaters
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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