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Tropheops tropheops

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New species of <i>Gymnogeophagus</i> from Uruguay described

New species of Gymnogeophagus from Uruguay described — A new species of Gymnogeophagus from Uruguay has been described by Andréia Turcati, Wilson Sebastián Serra-Alanis & Luiz R. Malabarba in the journal Neotropical Ichthyology. The new species... more

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Crenicichla lepidota

Crenicichla lepidota Heckel, 1840 — by Rico Morgenstern

Crenicichla lepidota has long been (and still is) subject to confusion!.

Chuco intermedium

Chuco intermedium (Günther, 1862) — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

One of the most distinguishable Central American Cichlids.

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How many cichlid species are there?

How many cichlid species are there? — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Even a few years ago scientists diverged widely in their estimates on the number of cichlid species. In the Cichlid Room Companion we make an estimate given our catalog standards. In this article I explain the problems to reach a definitive number, and why a consensus may never be reached

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22-Jan-2019, Picture: Labidochromis maculicauda, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Jan-2019, Picture: Labidochromis maculicauda, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Jan-2019, Picture: Labidochromis maculicauda, Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Jan-2019, Picture: Labidochromis maculicauda, Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Jan-2019, Illustration: Astatotilapia elegans, Illustration, (anonymous )
22-Jan-2019, Illustration: Astatotilapia aeneocolor, Illustration of holotype, (anonymous )
22-Jan-2019, Illustration: Haplochromis nigripinnis, Illustration, (anonymous )
21-Jan-2019, Illustration: Haplochromis theliodon, Illustration of holotype, (anonymous )
21-Jan-2019, Illustration: Haplochromis pharyngomylus, Illustration of holotype, (anonymous )

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