Description of 5 New Species of Petrotilapia
5 new species of Mbunas close to Maylandia aurora have just been described by Mary Lundeba, Jay R. Stauffer Jr. and Adrianus F. Konings:
- Petrotilapia xanthos
formerly P. sp. ‘hara’ Konings 2007 – P. nigra group – Distribution: Gallireya Reef, Malawi
- Petrotilapia flaviventris
formerly P. ‘yellow ventral’ Ribbink et al., 1983 – P. nigra group – Distribution: Chizumulu Island and ente Mbweca, Mozambique and Undu Point, Tanzania.
- Petrotilapia palingnathos
formerly P. ‘retrognathous’ Ribbink et al., 1983 – P. tridentiger group – Distribution: Chizumulu Island and Taiwanee Reef
- Petrotilapia pyroscelos
formerly P. ‘orange pelvic’ Ribbink et al., 1983 – P. genalutea group – Distribution: Chizumulu Island
- Petrotilapia mumboensis
formerly P. ‘mumbo blue’ Ribbink et al., 1983 – Distribution: Mumbo Island, Thumbi West Island and Mbenji Island
More info: AFC – Cichlidsforum – Original description
The Petrotilapia palingnathos page and listings have been updated.