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Rhamphochromis leptosoma


Rhamphochromis leptosoma was originally described as Rhamphochromis leptosoma by Regan in 1922. It belongs to the family Cichlidae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   leptosoma
AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
AuthorNI   Regan
Qualification   ---
Year   1922
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
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Genus   Rhamphochromis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Genus   Rhamphochromis
Original Name   Rhamphochromis        
Taxon Name   leptosoma
Original Combination   Rhamphochromis leptosoma
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Rhamphochromis leptosoma
OriginalSubGenus   Rhamphochromis
Original Author   Regan
Original AuthorWI   Regan [C. T.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1922
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1908.10.27.63
Journal   Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond.
Citation   1921 (pt 4) (no. 36)
Page   726

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Rhamphochromis esox
Current Species   esox
Current Genus Rhamphochromis
Current AuthorWI Boulenger [G. A.]
Current AuthorNI   Boulenger
Current Year   1908
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
Habitat Notes Inhabits the open waters. Adults regularly encountered near sandy beaches in the shallows. Piscivore, feeds on small Utaka and Usipa (@Engraulicypris sardella@) (Ref. 5595).
Distribution ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Rhamphochromis esox  (Boulenger 1908). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
Name History   • Valid as Rhamphochromis leptosoma  Regan 1922 -- (Eccles & Trewavas 1989:317 [ref. 13547], Maréchal 1991:423 [ref. 20944]). • Synonym of Rhamphochromis esox  (Boulenger 1908) -- (Turner et al. 2004:211 [ref. 28114]).

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brevis Rhamphochromis brevis Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
esox Rhamphochromis esox (Boulenger [G. A.] 1908)Valid
ferox Rhamphochromis ferox Regan [C. T.] 1922Valid
longiceps Rhamphochromis longiceps (Günther [A.] 1864)Valid
lucius Rhamphochromis lucius Ahl [E.] 1926Synonym
macrophthalmus Rhamphochromis macrophthalmus Regan [C. T.] 1922Valid
melanotus Rhamphochromis melanotus Ahl [E.] 1926Synonym
woodi Rhamphochromis woodi Regan [C. T.] 1922Valid
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