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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribus: Chromidotilapiini
Genus: Chromidotilapia
Species: C. cavalliensis – C. elongata – C. guentheri – C. kingsleyae – C. linkei – C. mamonekenei – C. melaniae – C. mrac – C. nana – C. regani – C. schoutedeni

Chromidotilapia Boulenger, 1898:151

Type species: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae Boulenger, 1898. Type by monotypy.

Boulenger, G.A. 1898: A revision of the African and Syrian fishes of the family Cichlidae.--Part I. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1898 (pt 2): 132–152, Pl. 19.
Lamboj, A. 2002: Chromidotilapia (Teleostei: Cichlidae) in Gabon, with a redescripion of Chromidotilapia regani (Pellegrin, 1906). Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie, 3: 71–85.

Chromidotilapia is a genus of cichlid fishes. The genus contains 11 species. Of these, 9 are from Central Africa, one (C. guentheri) is found from Liberia to Cameroon, while the remaining species (C. cavalliensis) is restricted to Côte d'Ivoire.

There are currently 11 recognized species in this genus:[1]

Chromidotilapia cavalliensis (Thys van den Audenaerde & Loiselle, 1971)
Chromidotilapia elongata Lamboj, 1999
Chromidotilapia guntheri (Sauvage, 1882) (Günther's mouthbrooder)
Chromidotilapia kingsleyae Boulenger, 1898
Chromidotilapia linkei Staeck, 1980
Chromidotilapia mamonekenei Lamboj, 1999
Chromidotilapia melaniae Lamboj, 2003
Chromidotilapia mrac Lamboj, 2002
Chromidotilapia nana Lamboj, 2003
Chromidotilapia regani (Pellegrin, 1906)
Chromidotilapia schoutedeni (Poll & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1967)


Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Chromidotilapia in FishBase. February 2013 version.

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