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Pseudotropheus elongatus


Pseudotropheus elongatus was originally described as Pseudotropheus elongatus by Fryer in 1956. It belongs to the family Cichlidae and subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae. 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.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Fryer [G.]
AuthorNI   Fryer
Qualification   ---
Year   1956
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Pseudocrenilabrinae Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus   Pseudotropheus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Subfamily   Pseudocrenilabrinae
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   Pseudocrenilabrinae
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 ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Pseudotropheus elongatus
Current Species   elongatus
Current Genus Pseudotropheus
Current AuthorWI Fryer [G.]
Current AuthorNI   Fryer
Current Year   1956
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
Pseudocrenilabrinae Pseudocrenilabrinae

Habitat Freshwater.        
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).

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], Konings 2016:95 [ref. 34521]). •Valid as Chindongo elongatus (Fryer 1956) -- (Li et al. 2016:373 [ref. 34737]).

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ater Chindongo ater Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Valid
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.] 1997)Valid
brevis Pseudotropheus brevis (Trewavas [E.] 1935)Synonym
callainos Pseudotropheus callainos Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] & Hert [E.] 1992Synonym
chamaeleo Pseudotropheus chamaeleo --- 1977Synonym
crabro Pseudotropheus crabro (Ribbink [A. J.] & Lewis [D. S. C.] 1982)Valid
cyaneorhabdos Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos (Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997)Valid
cyaneus Chindongo cyaneus Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Valid
cyaneus Pseudotropheus cyaneus Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Synonym
demasoni Chindongo demasoni Konings [A. F.] 1994Valid
demasoni Pseudotropheus demasoni Konings [A. F.] 1994Synonym
elegans Pseudotropheus elegans Trewavas [E.] 1935Valid
elongatus Chindongo elongatus Fryer [G.] 1956Valid
estherae Pseudotropheus estherae Konings [A. F.] 1995Synonym
fainzilberi Pseudotropheus fainzilberi Staeck [W.] 1976Synonym
flavus Chindongo flavus Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Valid
flavus Pseudotropheus flavus Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1988Synonym
fuscoides Pseudotropheus fuscoides Fryer [G.] 1956Synonym
fuscus Pseudotropheus fuscus Trewavas [E.] 1935Valid
galanos Pseudotropheus galanos Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] & Kellogg [K. A.] 2002Valid
gracilior Pseudotropheus gracilior Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
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