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Sarotherodon melanotheron leonensis
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Sarotherodon melanotheron leonensis

(Thys van den Audenaerde 1971)

Sarotherodon melanotheron leonensis was originally described as Tilapia (Sarotherodon) melanotheron leonensis by Thys van den Audenaerde in 1971. It belongs to the family Cichlidae. It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   melanotheron leonensis
AuthorWI   Thys van den Audenaerde [D. F. E.]
AuthorNI   Thys van den Audenaerde
Qualification   ---
Year   1971
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
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Genus   Sarotherodon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Genus   Sarotherodon
Original Name   Tilapia (Sarotherodon)        
Taxon Name   leonensis
Original Combination   Tilapia (Sarotherodon) leonensis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Tilapia (Sarotherodon) leonensis
OriginalSubGenus   Tilapia
lowerTaxa   leonensis
Original Author   Thys van den Audenaerde
Original AuthorWI   Thys van den Audenaerde [D. F. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1971
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Grafton Bridge, Sierra Leone, 8°24'N, 13°00'W.
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   MRAC 169989
Page   205
Illustrations   Fig. 1

SubSpecies AuthorWI Edge [T.]
Subspecies AuthorNI Edge
Qualification SS ---
Subspecies Year 1971

Original QualificationSS ---
Original Subspecies Year 1971

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
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh and Brackish water
Distribution ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Sarotherodon melanotheron  Rüppell 1852. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
Name History   • Synonym of Sarotherodon melanotheron  Rüppell 1852, but a valid subspecies -- (Paugy et al. 1990:342 [ref. 26477], Trewavas & Teugels 1991:432 [ref. 20954], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:768 [ref. 21590], Falk et al. 2000:1860 [ref. 24775] as questionably valid as a subspecies). • Synonym of Sarotherodon melanotheron  Rüppell 1852, but a valid subspecies leonensis  (Thys van den Audenaerde 1971) -- (Falk et al. 2003:81 [ref. 26792]).

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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. de] 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)Valid
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)Valid
karomo Sarotherodon karomo (Poll [M.] 1948)Synonym
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