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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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: Ectodini
Genus: Lestradea
Species: L. perspicax – L. stappersii

Lestradea Poll, 1943:307

Type species: Lestradea perspicax Poll, 1943. Type by original designation (also monotypic).

Poll, M. 1943: Descriptions de poissons nouveaux du Lac Tanganika, appartenant aux familles des Clariidae et Cichlidae. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, 37(3-4): 305–318.
Takahashi, T. 2003: Systematics of Tanganyikan cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyological Research, 50(4): 367–382.

Lestradea is a genus of East African cichlids from the Lake Tanganyikan endemic tribe Ectodini.

The species in Lestradea have a spindle-shaped, elongated body which is 3.5-4 times longer than it is high. Their dorsal fin has 13-16 spines and 13-16 rays, while the anal fin has 3 spines and 9-11 rays. The outermost ray in the ventral fins is elongated. They have two lateral lines. They have silvery coloured bodies, with sexually mature males having black throat and ventral fins. They grow to a total length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in).[1] The specific name honours Arthur Lestrade (1897-1990), who collected the type of the type species of this genus as part of an important series of fishes he collected from Lake Tanganyika for the Royal Museum of Central Africa.[2]

There are two species in the genus:[3]

Lestradea perspicax Poll, 1943
Lestradea stappersii (Poll, 1943)


Thomas Andersen (2005). "Tribe Ectodini Synopsis of Lestradea". The Cichlid Room Companion. Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
Scharpf, Christopher; Lazara, Kenneth J. (22 July 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (a-g)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Lestradea in FishBase. June 2018 version.

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