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

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.

DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4144.1.8

Cite this paper

@article{Lamboj2016WallaceochromisGN, title={Wallaceochromis gen. nov, a new chromidotilapiine cichlid genus (Pisces: Perciformes) from West Africa.}, author={Anton Lamboj and Franziska Trummer and Brian D Metscher}, journal={Zootaxa}, year={2016}, volume={4144 1}, pages={124-30} }