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Sarotherodon melanotheron


Sarotherodon melanotheron was originally described as Sarotherodon melanotheron by Rüppell in 1852. It belongs to the family Cichlidae and subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae. It is commonly known as blackchin tilapia and is known blackchin tilapia in USA, Mango fish in Ghana, Dzefokpa in Ghana, Didee in Ghana, Cichlid in Ghana. more common names It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   melanotheron
AuthorWI   Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
AuthorNI   Rüppell
Qualification   ---
Year   1852
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Pseudocrenilabrinae Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus   Sarotherodon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Subfamily   Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus   Sarotherodon
Original Name   Sarotherodon        
Taxon Name   melanotheron
Original Combination   Sarotherodon melanotheron
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Sarotherodon melanotheron
OriginalSubGenus   Sarotherodon
Original Author   Rüppell
Original AuthorWI   Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1852
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Pseudocrenilabrinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Guinea.
Types   Paralectotypes: SMF 5411-12 (2).
Primary Code   Lectotype
Primary Type   SMF 1316
Journal   Fische und deren Skelette
Page   21

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Sarotherodon melanotheron
Current Species melanotheron
Current Genus Sarotherodon
Current AuthorWI Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
Current AuthorNI Rüppell
Current Year 1852
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
Pseudocrenilabrinae Pseudocrenilabrinae

Habitat freshwater, brackish.        
Water Fresh and Brackish water

Current Summary   Valid as Sarotherodon melanotheron  Rüppell 1852. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
Name History   •Valid as Tilapia melanotheron (Rüppell 1852) -- (Lee et al. 1980:773 [ref. 22416]). •Valid as Sarotherodon melanotheron Rüppell 1852 -- (Paugy & Bénech 1989:304 [ref. 26478], Page & Burr 1991:334 [ref. 18983], Trewavas & Teugels 1991:433 [ref. 20954], Lévèque et al. 1991:145 [ref. 31367], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:766 [ref. 21590], Fuller et al. 1999:446 [ref. 25838], Dankwa et al. 1999:48 [ref. 28023], Falk et al. 2000:1849 [ref. 24775], Falk et al. 2003:81 [ref. 26792], Falk et al. 2003:2191 [ref. 27032], Nelson et al. 2004:153 [ref. 27807], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:210 [ref. 28183], Mundy 2005:422 [ref. 28379], Scharpf 2009:10 [ref. 30400], Page & Burr 2011:613 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:157 [ref. 32708], Kid et al. 2016:1388 [ref. 37303], Schelly & Stiassny in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2710 [ref. 34618], Robins et al. 2018:397 [ref. 35886]).

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aequatorialis Sarotherodon aequatorialis (Roman [B.] 1971)Synonym
alcalica Sarotherodon alcalica (Hilgendorf [F. M.] 1905)Synonym
alcalicum alcalicum Sarotherodon alcalicum alcalicum (Hilgendorf [F. M.] 1905)Synonym
alcalicus grahami Sarotherodon alcalicus grahami Boulenger [G. A.] 1912Synonym
amphimelas Sarotherodon amphimelas (Hilgendorf [F. M.] 1905)Synonym
andersonii Sarotherodon andersonii (Castelnau [F. L.] 1861)Synonym
angolensis Sarotherodon angolensis Trewavas [E.] 1973Synonym
aureus Sarotherodon aureus (Steindachner [F.] 1864)Synonym
caroli Sarotherodon caroli (Holly [M.] 1930)Valid
caudomarginatus Sarotherodon caudomarginatus (Boulenger [G. A.] 1916)Valid
chilwae Sarotherodon chilwae (Trewavas [E.] 1966)Synonym
chungruruensis Sarotherodon chungruruensis (Ahl [E.] 1924)Synonym
dolloi Sarotherodon dolloi (Boulenger [G. A.] 1899)Synonym
esculentus Sarotherodon esculentus (Graham [M.] 1928)Synonym
galilaeus Sarotherodon galilaeus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
galilaeus boulengeri Sarotherodon galilaeus boulengeri (Pellegrin [J.] 1903)Synonym
galilaeus galilaeus Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Synonym
galilaeus multifasciatus Sarotherodon galilaeus multifasciatus Günther [A.] 1903Synonym
galilaeus sanagaensis Sarotherodon galilaeus sanagaensis (Thys van den Audenaerde [D. F. E.] 1966)Synonym
girigan Sarotherodon girigan (Lowe [R. H.] 1955)Synonym
hornorum Sarotherodon hornorum (Trewavas [E.] 1966)Synonym
hunteri Sarotherodon hunteri (Günther [A.] 1889)Synonym
jipe Sarotherodon jipe (Lowe [R. H.] 1955)Synonym
karoma Sarotherodon karoma (Poll [M.] 1948)Synonym
karomo Sarotherodon karomo (Poll [M.] 1948)Synonym
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