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Yssichromis fusiformis
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Yssichromis fusiformis

(Greenwood & Gee 1969)

Yssichromis fusiformis was originally described as Haplochromis fusiformis by Greenwood & Gee in 1969. It belongs to the family Cichlidae. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Eastern Africa: Lake Victoria.
Species   fusiformis
AuthorWI   Greenwood [P. H.] & Gee [J. M.]
AuthorNI   Greenwood & Gee
Qualification   ---
Year   1969
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
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Genus   Yssichromis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Genus   Yssichromis
Original Name   Haplochromis        
Taxon Name   fusiformis
Original Combination   Haplochromis fusiformis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Haplochromis fusiformis
OriginalSubGenus   Haplochromis
Original Author   Greenwood & Gee
Original AuthorWI   Greenwood [P. H.] & Gee [J. M.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1969
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Buvuma Channel, west of Nienda and Vuga Islands, Lake Victoria [Victoria Nyanza], Uganda, depth 108 feet.
Types   Paratypes: (9 of following) BMNH 1968.8.30.29-38 (10).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BMNH 1968.8.30.28
Journal   Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Zool.
Citation   v. 18 (no. 1)
Page   32
Illustrations   Fig. 20

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Yssichromis fusiformis
Current Species   fusiformis
Current Genus   Yssichromis
Current AuthorWI   Greenwood [P. H.] & Gee [J. M.]
Current AuthorNI   Greenwood & Gee
Current Year   1969
Current Family   Cichlidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Fresh water
Habitat Notes   Occurs in off-shore areas with a mud substrate (Ref. 4983). Feeds on insects (Ref. 558).
Depth Range   From 27 to 33 meters.
Distribution   Eastern Africa: Lake Victoria.

Current Summary   Valid as Yssichromis fusiformis  (Greenwood & Gee 1969). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
Name History   • Valid as Haplochromis fusiformis  Greenwood & Gee 1969 -- (van Oijen et al. 1991:127 [ref. 20956]). • Valid as Yssichromis fusiformis  (Greenwood & Gee 1969) based on placement of type species.

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