A new species of Pseudocrenilabrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Mweru in the Upper Congo River System

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:Katongo, C, Seehausen, O, Snoeks, J
Journal:Zootaxa
Volume:4237
Issue:1
Pagination:181–190
Date Published:02/2017
Type of Article:Paywalled
ISSN:1175-5326 (Print Edition); 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Keywords:description, Pisces, Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis, south-eastern Africa
Abstract:

Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis sp. nov. is described from Lake Mweru in the upper Congo River drainage, on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. This species, which appears to be endemic to the lake, lives in sympatry with P. philander. Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis sp. nov. is distinguished from P. philander in nuptial males by the presence of an orange colour on the ventral part of the body and the proximal parts of the anal and caudal fins, a broad band of bright white on the distal edge of anal and caudal fins, a uniform grey head and dorsum, and a subtruncate caudal fin. In addition, P. pyrrhocaudalis has a shorter snout, a narrower head, a smaller interorbital distance, a smaller pre-anal distance, a more slender caudal peduncle and fewer scales around the caudal peduncle in both sexes.

URL:http://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4237.1.10
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