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Otopharynx argyrosoma

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Labroidei
Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribus: Haplochromini
Genus: Otopharynx
Species: Otopharynx argyrosoma


Otopharynx argyrosoma (Regan, 1922)

Holotype: BMNH 1908.10.27.99.

Type locality: Rhoades, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa.


* Cyrtocara argyrosoma (Regan, 1922)
* Haplochromis argyrosoma Regan, 1922
* Tilapia macrophthalma (non Boulenger, 1908)


* Regan, C.T. 1922: The cichlid fishes of Lake Nyassa. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1921 (pt 4)(36): 675-727, Pls. 1-6.
* Eccles, D.H. & E. Trewavas 1989: Malawian cichlid fishes. The classification of some Haplochromine genera. Lake Fish Movies, H. W. Dieckhoff, West Germany: 1-334.
* FishBase link : species Otopharynx argyrosoma (Mirror site)

Otopharynx argyrosoma is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family.

It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.


Kasembe, J. 2005. Otopharynx argyrosoma. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.

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