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Synopsis of Cunningtonia Boulenger, 1906

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Ultimo aggiornamento in data 31-Gen-2007
Thomas Andersen, 2005

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Specie trattati in questo articolo: Cunningtonia longiventralis

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Type species: Cunningtonia longiventralis Boulenger, 1906

Male at Kachese

Cunningtonia longiventralis male at Kachese, Zambia. Photo by Ad Konings. Determiner Ad Konings

Distinctive characters:

Species currently included:

Cunningtonia longiventralis Boulenger, 1906

Type locality:

Niamkolo, Zambia



Link to Cunningtonia longiventralis in the CRC Catalogue.

Remarks on taxonomic status:

The molecular analyses of Koblmüller et al. (2004) showed that the mono-typic genus Cunningtonia form a subclade within the Ophthalmotilapia-clade, together with the genera Aulonocranus, Ectodus and Lestradea, and that Cunningtonia longiventralis may form a species-pair together with Aulonocranus dewindti. Cunningtonia differ primarily from the species in the genus Ophthalmotilapia by the presence of fine tricuspid teeth, tightly set in many rows forming a broad band on each jaw, like seen in species of the genus Petrochromis.



Andersen, Thomas. (Gennaio 31, 2007). "Synopsis of Cunningtonia Boulenger, 1906". The Cichlid Room Companion. URL consultato in data Novembre 23, 2014, da: http://www.cichlidae.com/section.php?id=187.