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Protomelas virgatus

(Trewavas 1935)

Protomelas virgatus was originally described as Haplochromis virgatus 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   virgatus
AuthorWI   Trewavas [E.]
AuthorNI   Trewavas
Qualification   ---
Year   1935
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
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Genus   Protomelas
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Genus   Protomelas
Original Name   Haplochromis        
Taxon Name   virgatus
Original Combination   Haplochromis virgatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Haplochromis virgatus
OriginalSubGenus   Haplochromis
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.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1935.6.14.1011
Page   83, 94

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Protomelas virgatus
Current Species   virgatus
Current Genus Protomelas
Current AuthorWI Trewavas [E.]
Current AuthorNI   Trewavas
Current Year   1935
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
Distribution Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.

Current Summary   Valid as Protomelas virgatus  (Trewavas 1935). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
Name History   • Valid as Protomelas virgatus  (Trewavas 1935) -- (Eccles & Trewavas 1989:65 [ref. 13547], Maréchal 1991:393 [ref. 20944]).

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annectens Protomelas annectens (Regan [C. T.] 1922)Valid
cancellus Protomelas cancellus (Greenwood [P. H.] 1963)Synonym
dejunctus Protomelas dejunctus Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1993Valid
fenestratus Protomelas fenestratus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
insignis Protomelas insignis (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
kirkii Protomelas kirkii (Günther [A.] 1894)Valid
labridens Protomelas labridens (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
lobochilus Protomelas lobochilus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Synonym
macrodon Protomelas macrodon Eccles [D. H.] in Eccles & Trewavas 1989Valid
marginatus Protomelas marginatus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
marginatus marginatus Protomelas marginatus marginatus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
marginatus vuae Protomelas marginatus vuae (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Synonym
microstoma Protomelas microstoma (Regan [C. T.] 1922)Synonym
ornatus Protomelas ornatus (Regan [C. T.] 1922)Synonym
phenochilus Protomelas phenochilus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Synonym
pleurotaenia Protomelas pleurotaenia (Boulenger [G. A.] 1901)Valid
similis Protomelas similis (Regan [C. T.] 1922)Valid
spilonotus Protomelas spilonotus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
spilopterus Protomelas spilopterus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
taeniolatus Protomelas taeniolatus (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
triaenodon Protomelas triaenodon (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Valid
urotaenia Protomelas urotaenia (Regan [C. T.] 1922)Synonym
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