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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: Teleogramma
Species: T. brichardi – T. depressum – T. gracile – T. monogramma

Teleogramma Boulenger, 1899:53

Type species: Teleogramma gracile Boulenger, 1899. Type by monotypy.

Boulenger, G.A. 1899: Matériaux pour la faune du Congo. Poissons nouveaux du Congo. Troisième Partie. Silures, Acanthoptérygiens, Mastacembles, Plectognathes. Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology), 1 (fasc. 3): 39–58, Pls. 20-29.
Takahashi, T. 2003: Systematics of Tanganyikan cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes). Ichthyological Research, 50(4): 367–382.

Teleogramma is an African genus of cichlids with five species. These dark and slender fish barely reach 10 cm (4 in) in length and are limited to rapids in the Western Congo River basin in DR Congo/Congo Brazzaville.[1] They are distinctive, with specialized anatomy. They are characterized by elongated heads with tubular nostrils and a lateral line that is not interrupted, as it is in most cichlids.[2]

There are currently 5 recognized species in this genus:[1]

Teleogramma brichardi Poll, 1959
Teleogramma depressa T. R. Roberts & D. J. Stewart, 1976
Teleogramma gracile Boulenger, 1899
Teleogramma monogramma (Pellegrin, 1927)
Teleogramma obamaorum Stiassny & S. E. Alter, 2015 – Obama's teleogramma


Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Teleogramma Species. FishBase. 2015.
Stiassny, Melanie L. J.; Alter, S. Elisabeth (2015). "Phylogenetics of Teleogramma, a riverine clade of African cichlid fishes, with a description of the deepwater molluskivore — Teleogramma obamaorum — from the lower reaches of the middle Congo River" (PDF). American Museum Novitates. 3831 (3831): 1–18. doi:10.1206/3831.1. S2CID 86288518.

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