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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.