" The phylogenetic relationships among 13 species of the Tanganyikan cichlid genus Xenotilapia and 12 related genera were investigated based on internal and external morphological features. Xenotilapia is paraphyletic unless Asprotilapia, Enantiopus, and Microdontochromis are treated as junior synonyms. The expanded Xenotilapia is characterized by four infraorbitals, in which the anteriormost bone bears four or five sensory pores and does not overlap the elongated second bone. "
Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny.
Reference in bibliography for species (25)
- Enantiopus melanogenys referred to as Xenotilapia melanogenys.
- Microdontochromis rotundiventralis referred to as Xenotilapia rotundiventralis.
- Microdontochromis tenuidentatus referred to as Xenotilapia tenuidentata.
- Xenotilapia bathyphilus referred to as Xenotilapia bathyphila.