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Coptodon

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Coptodon
Higher classification  Cichlid
Order  Perciformes
Family  Cichlidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Redbreast tilapia, Coptodon bemini

Lake bermin cichlids coptodon bemini with nest raiders


Coptodon is a genus of cichlids native to Africa with C. zillii also found in the Middle East. Formerly included in Tilapia, in 2013 this genus was separated by Dunz et al. C. rendalli and C. zillii have been introduced widely outside their native ranges and are considered invasive, but most remaining members of the genus (including four endemics in Lake Ejagham and nine in Lake Bermin) have small ranges and are seriously threatened.

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Cameroon crater lake coptodon cichlids bermin


Species

There are currently 31 recognized species in this genus:

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  • Coptodon bakossiorum (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon bemini (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1972)
  • Coptodon bythobates (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon cameronensis (Holly, 1927)
  • Coptodon camerunensis (Lönnberg, 1903)
  • Coptodon coffea (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1970)
  • Coptodon congica (Poll & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1960)
  • Coptodon dageti (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1971)
  • Coptodon deckerti (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1967)
  • Coptodon discolor (Günther, 1903)
  • Coptodon ejagham (Dunz & Schliewen, 2010)
  • Coptodon flava (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon fusiforme (Dunz & Schliewen, 2010)
  • Coptodon guineensis (Günther, 1862) (Guinean tilapia)
  • Coptodon gutturosa (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon imbriferna (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon ismailiaensis (Mekkawy, 1995)
  • Coptodon konkourensis (Dunz & Schliewen, 2012)
  • Coptodon kottae (Lönnberg, 1904)
  • Coptodon louka (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969)
  • Coptodon margaritacea (Boulenger, 1916)
  • Coptodon nigrans (Dunz & Schliewen, 2010)
  • Coptodon nyongana (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1971)
  • Coptodon rendalli (Boulenger, 1897) (Redbreast tilapia)
  • Coptodon rheophila (Daget, 1962)
  • Coptodon snyderae (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon spongotroktis (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon tholloni (Sauvage, 1884)
  • Coptodon thysi (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)
  • Coptodon walteri (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1968)
  • Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848) (Redbelly tilapia)

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    References

    Coptodon Wikipedia


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