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Byron 10-29-2010 12:06 PM

New genus for African cichlid "labrosus"
 
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Those aquarists who maintain rift lake cichlids may like to know that Melanachromis labrosus, a popular species of rift lake cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa (pictured below) has been re-named Abactrochromis labrosus. It may be of interest to other aquarists too. The linked article outlines why ichthyologists have erected the new genus for this one species.

New genus created for the Lake Malawi 'labrosus' | News | Practical Fishkeeping

Calmwaters 10-29-2010 06:18 PM

Very intersting thanks Byron for keeping us up to date.


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