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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4144.1.8

Wallaceochromis gen. nov, a new chromidotilapiine cichlid genus (Pisces: Perciformes) from West Africa

ANTON LAMBOJ, FRANZISKA TRUMMER, BRIAN D. METSCHER

Abstract


A new genus, Wallaceochromis, is described for the chromidotilapiine cichlids of the Pelvicachromis humilis group. It differs from Pelvicachromis sensu stricto in the number and arrangement of tubular infraorbitals, a straighter and sloping dorsal head profile with a low supraoccipital crest, higher abdominal vertebral counts (14–15 vs. 13–14), and in displaying a pattern of vertical bars on the body in several behavioral situations.


Keywords


Pisces, Wallaceochromis, West Africa, key to species, biogeography

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