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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: Wallaceochromis
Species: W. humilis –...

Wallaceochromis Lamboj, Trummer, & Metscher, 2016: ___

Gender: masculine
Type species: Pelmatochromis humilis Boulenger, 1916, by original designation


Lamboj, A., Trummer, F. & Metscher, B. 2016. Wallaceochromis gen. nov, a new chromidotilapiine cichlid genus (Pisces: Perciformes) from West Africa. Zootaxa 4144(1): 124–130. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4144.1.8. Reference page.


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Wallaceochromis is a genus of fish in the family Cichlidae and subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae endemic to West Africa.[1] The name of this genus honours the British naturalist and coproponent of the theory of evolution through natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913).[2]

There are currently 3 recognized species in this genus:[3]

Wallaceochromis humilis (Boulenger, 1916)
Wallaceochromis rubrolabiatus (Lamboj, 2004)
Wallaceochromis signatus (Lamboj, 2004)


Lamboj, A., Trummer, F. & Metscher, B.D. (2016): Wallaceochromis gen. nov, a new chromidotilapiine cichlid genus (Pisces: Perciformes) from West Africa. Zootaxa, 4144 (1): 124-130.
Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (25 September 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (p-y)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Species in the genus Wallaceochromis". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 7 June 2018.

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