New Species of Cyphotilapia (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika, Africa

  title={New Species of Cyphotilapia (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika, Africa},
  author={Tetsumi Takahashi and K. Nakaya},
  pages={824 - 832}
Abstract A second species of Cyphotilapia (Cichlidae) is described from Lake Tanganyika. The new species is clearly distinct from Cyphotilapia frontosa in having three scale rows between the upper and lower lateral lines at center of body (vs two rows in C. frontosa). Furthermore, a greater number of scales on the longitudinal line (34–36 vs 33–35), fewer outer teeth on the upper jaw (31–52 vs 39–62), higher body (43.3–51.2% SL vs 38.2–46.5%), longer predorsal (37.5–44.9% SL vs 37.1–42.7% SL… Expand
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