Pterochromis congicus

Pterochromis congicus is a species of cichlid native to the Congo River Basin in Central Africa. This species can reach a standard length of 15.2 cm (6.0 in).[2] This genus and Pelmatolapia are the only in the tribe Pelmatolapiini, but formerly they were included in Tilapiini.[3][4]

Pterochromis congicus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Tilapiini
Genus: Pterochromis
Trewavas, 1973
P. congicus
Binomial name
Pterochromis congicus
(Boulenger, 1897)
  • Pelmatochromis congicus Boulenger, 1897


  1. ^ Diouf, K.; Moelants, T. (2020). "Pterochromis congicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T181561A134880999. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T181561A134880999.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Pterochromis congicus" in FishBase. September 2019 version.
  3. ^ "Pseudocrenilabrinae". NCBI. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. ^ 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.