Pelmatolapia

Pelmatolapia is a genus of cichlids native to tropical Africa. This genus and Pterochromis are the only in the tribe Pelmatolapiini, but formerly they were included in Tilapiini.[1][2]

Pelmatolapia
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Spotted Tilapia (P. mariae)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Pelmatolapiini
Dunz & Schliewen, 2013
Genus: Pelmatolapia
Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969
Type species
Tilapia mariae
Boulenger, 1899

SpeciesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pseudocrenilabrinae". NCBI. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ Andreas R.Dunz & Ulrich K.Schliewen (2013). "Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as Tilapia". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 68 (1): 64–80. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.015. PMID 23542002.
  3. ^ Dunz, A.R. & Schliewen, U.K. (2013): Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as “Tilapia”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Available online 29 March 2013 doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.015