Pelvicachromis taeniatus group gets revision

Pelvicachromis taeniatus

Pelvicachromis drachenfelsi sp. Photos from journal publication.

A recent publication might be shaking up the naming of the Pelvicachromis taeniatus group. Pelvicachromis is a genus of colorful, small cichlids found mostly in the streams of West Africa. A resent study by Anton Lamboj, Daniela Bartel & Emiliano Dell’Ampio using coloration and DNA comparisons proposes that all the variants of Pelvicachromis taeniatus are in fact two different species. According to the study, the Pelvicachromis found in Cameroon should be classified as Pelvicachromis taeniatus.

The study can be found HERE. If you would like to see more pictures of Pelvicachromis, make sure the visit the Species Profiles.

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