Title: Taxonomic status of the six-band morph of Cyphotilapia frontosa (Perciformes : Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Authors: Takahashi, Tetsumi ×
Ngatunga, Benjamin
Snoeks, Jos #
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Springer tokyo
Series Title: Ichthyological research vol:54 issue:1 pages:55-60
Abstract: Six- and seven-band morphs have been identified in a cichlid, Cyphotilapia frontosa, that is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. These color morphs have allopatric distributions; the six-band morph is widespread in the northern half of the lake while the seven-band morph is restricted to Kigoma on the east coast of the lake. Because no specimens of the seven-band morph have been available for taxonomic study except for the holotype of C. frontosa, the taxonomic status of these morphs has not been discussed. In a recent survey at the lake, 21 specimens of the seven-band morph were collected. A comparison of these with existing collection specimens of the six-band morph showed significant differences in morphometric and meristic characters; however, because all characters largely overlapped between these morphs, they are regarded as conspecific.
ISSN: 1341-8998
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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