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Melanochromis melanopterus

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Melanochromis melanopterus was originally described as Melanochromis melanopterus by Trewavas in 1935. It belongs to the family Cichlidae. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.
Species   melanopterus
AuthorWI   Trewavas [E.]
AuthorNI   Trewavas
Qualification   ---
Year   1935
Status   Valid
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   melanopterus
Original Combination   Melanochromis melanopterus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Melanochromis melanopterus
OriginalSubGenus   Melanochromis
Original Author   Trewavas
Original AuthorWI   Trewavas [E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1935
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa.
Types   Syntypes: (10) BMNH 1935.6.14.302-306 (5).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 10)
Citation   v. 16 (no. 91)
Page   79
Illustrations   Figs. 4b, 5

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Melanochromis melanopterus
Current Species   melanopterus
Current Genus   Melanochromis
Current AuthorWI   Trewavas [E.]
Current AuthorNI   Trewavas
Current Year   1935
Current Family   Cichlidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
Habitat Notes Found over rocky substrates (Ref. 6307).
Depth Range From 8 to 40 meters.
   
Distribution Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.

Current Summary   Valid as Melanochromis melanopterus  Trewavas 1935. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Melanochromis melanopterus  Trewavas 1935 -- (Maréchal 1991:262 [ref. 20944], Konings-Dudin et al. 2009:56 [ref. 30309], Konings & Stauffer 2012:18 [ref. 31871]).

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auratus Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger [G. A.] 1897)Valid
baliodigma Melanochromis baliodigma Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
benetos Melanochromis benetos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Synonym
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
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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