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Melanochromis benetos

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Melanochromis benetos was originally described as Melanochromis benetos by Bowers & Stauffer in 1997. It belongs to the family Cichlidae. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.
Species   benetos
AuthorWI   Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.]
AuthorNI   Bowers & Stauffer
Qualification   ---
Year   1997
Status   Synonym
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Melanochromis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Genus   Melanochromis
Original Name   Melanochromis        
Taxon Name   benetos
Original Combination   Melanochromis benetos
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Melanochromis benetos
OriginalSubGenus   Melanochromis
Original Author   Bowers & Stauffer
Original AuthorWI   Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1997
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Lake Malawi, Mpanga Rocks, 10°24'S, 34°15'E, Malawi, depth 10 meters.
Types   Paratypes: ANSP 175088 (2), PSU 2654.2 (3), MFRU 37 (2), USNM 343720 (3).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   PSU 2654.1
Journal   Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters
Citation   v. 8 (no. 1)
Page   64
Illustrations   Fig. 13

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Pseudotropheus benetos
Current Species   benetos
Current Genus Pseudotropheus
Current AuthorWI Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.]
Current AuthorNI   Bowers & Stauffer
Current Year   1997
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat benthopelagic        
Water Fresh water
   
Distribution Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.

Current Summary   Synonym of Pseudotropheus benetos  (Bowers & Stauffer 1997). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Melanochromis benetos  Bowers & Stauffer 1997. • Mention -- (Konings-Dudin et al. 2009:57 [ref. 30309], Konings & Stauffer 2012:21 [ref. 31871] in Pseudotropheus  ).

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auratus Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger [G. A.] 1897)Valid
baliodigma Melanochromis baliodigma Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
brevis Melanochromis brevis Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
chipokae Melanochromis chipokae Johnson [D. S.] 1975Valid
chipoke Melanochromis chipoke Johnson [D. S.] 1975Synonym
chipokee Melanochromis chipokee Johnson [D. S.] 1975Synonym
crabro Melanochromis crabro Ribbink [A. J.] & Lewis [D. S. C.] 1982Synonym
cyaneorhabdos Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Synonym
dialeptos Melanochromis dialeptos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
elastodema Melanochromis elastodema Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
exasperatus Melanochromis exasperatus Burgess [W. E.] 1976Synonym
heterochromis Melanochromis heterochromis Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1993Valid
interruptus Melanochromis interruptus Johnson [D. S.] 1975Synonym
joanjohnsonae Melanochromis joanjohnsonae (Johnson [D. S.] 1974)Synonym
johannii Melanochromis johannii (Eccles [D. H.] 1973)Synonym
kaskazini Melanochromis kaskazini Konings-Dudin [G.], Konings [A. F.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 2009Valid
labrosus Melanochromis labrosus Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
lepidiadaptes Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
loriae Melanochromis loriae Johnson [D. S.] 1975Valid
melanopterus Melanochromis melanopterus Trewavas [E.] 1935Valid
mellitus Melanochromis mellitus Johnson [D. S.] 1976Synonym
mossambiquensis Melanochromis mossambiquensis Konings-Dudin [G.], Konings [A. F.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 2009Valid
mpoto Melanochromis mpoto Konings [A. F.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 2012Valid
parallelus Melanochromis parallelus Burgess [W. E.] & Axelrod [H. R.] 1976Synonym
perileucos Melanochromis perileucos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Synonym
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