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Pseudotropheus elongatus


Pseudotropheus elongatus was originally described as Pseudotropheus elongatus by Fryer in 1956. It belongs to the family Cichlidae. It is commonly known as Elongate mbuna and is known Elongate mbuna in USA (contiguous states). more common names It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Fryer [G.]
AuthorNI   Fryer
Qualification   ---
Year   1956
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
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Genus   Pseudotropheus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Genus   Pseudotropheus
Original Name   Pseudotropheus        
Taxon Name   elongatus
Original Combination   Pseudotropheus elongatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Pseudotropheus elongatus
OriginalSubGenus   Pseudotropheus
Original Author   Fryer
Original AuthorWI   Fryer [G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1956
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Mbamba Bay, eastern Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], Tanzania.
Types   Paralectotypes: ?BMNH 1956.6.4.27 (1).
Primary Code   Lectotype
Primary Type   BMNH 1956.9.4.1
Journal   Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr.
Citation   v. 53 (nos. 1-2)
Page   84
Illustrations   Fig. 3

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Chindongo elongatus
Current Species   elongatus
Current Genus Chindongo
Current AuthorWI Fryer [G.]
Current AuthorNI   Fryer
Current Year   1956
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
Habitat Notes Inhabits the shallow rocky biotope in sediment-free areas. Common around small rocks. Feeds by combing loose algae from the biocover (Ref. 5595).
Distribution Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.

Current Summary   Synonym of Chindongo elongatus  (Fryer 1956). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
Name History   • Valid as Pseudotropheus elongatus  Fryer 1956 -- (Maréchal 1991:403 [ref. 20944], Seegers 1996:99 [ref. 22571], Stauffer & Kellogg 2001:150 [ref. 25895]).

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ater Chindongo ater (Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988)Valid
ater Pseudotropheus ater Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Synonym
auratus Pseudotropheus auratus (Boulenger [G. A.] 1897)Synonym
aurora Pseudotropheus aurora Burgess [W. E.] 1976Synonym
barlowi Pseudotropheus barlowi McKaye [K. R.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1986Synonym
benetos Pseudotropheus benetos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
brevis Pseudotropheus brevis (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Synonym
callainos Pseudotropheus callainos Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] & Hert [E.] 1992Synonym
crabro Pseudotropheus crabro (Ribbink [A. J.] & Lewis [D. S. C.] 1982)Valid
cyaneorhabdos Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
cyaneus Chindongo cyaneus (Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988)Valid
cyaneus Pseudotropheus cyaneus Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Synonym
demasoni Chindongo demasoni (Konings [A. F.] 1994)Valid
demasoni Pseudotropheus demasoni Konings [A. F.] 1994Synonym
elegans Pseudotropheus elegans Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
elongatus Chindongo elongatus (Fryer [G.] 1956)Valid
estherae Pseudotropheus estherae Konings [A. F.] 1995Synonym
fainzilberi Pseudotropheus fainzilberi Staeck [W.] 1976Synonym
flavus Chindongo flavus (Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988)Valid
flavus Pseudotropheus flavus Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Synonym
fuscoides Pseudotropheus fuscoides Fryer [G.] 1956Valid
fuscus Pseudotropheus fuscus Trewavas [E.] 1935Valid
galanos Pseudotropheus galanos Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] & Kellogg [K. A.] 2002Valid
gracilior Pseudotropheus gracilior Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
greshakei Pseudotropheus greshakei Meyer [M. K.] & Förster [W.] 1984Synonym
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