Higher classification Cichlid
Scientific name Pseudocrenilabrinae
|Lower classifications Maylandia, Haplochromine, Jewel cichlid, Lamprologus, Tilapia|
4 new tank mate from the tanganyikan cichilds family with lemon frontosa and pseudocrenilabrinae
The Pseudocrenilabrinae are a subfamily in the cichlid family of fishes to which, according to a study from 2004, includes all the Middle Eastern and African cichlids with the exception of the unusual Heterochromis multidens and the Malagasy species. This subfamily includes about 1,119 species. Previous authors recognized additional African subfamilies, e.g. the Tilapiinae of Hoedeman (1947), Tylochrominae of Poll (1986), Heterochrominae of Kullander (1998), or Boulengerochrominae of Tawil (2001).
- 4 new tank mate from the tanganyikan cichilds family with lemon frontosa and pseudocrenilabrinae
To this family belong the cichlids of the greater East African lakes, such as the mbuna in Lake Malawi, and various species from Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika.
The Pseudocrenilabrinae tribes Haplochromini and Tilapiini are widespread in Africa; the others are more localized, particularly in the East African Rift lakes.
Apart from the tribes mentioned in the adjacent box, Bathybatini, Benthochromini, Boulengerochromini, Cyphotilapiini, Eretmodini, Greenwoodochromini, Limnochromini and Perissodini are sometimes also recognized. The extinct genus Mahengechromis and the enigmatic living species Etia nguti are apparently quite singular Pseudocrenilabrinae, distinct from any of the established tribes.