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New additions to the Cichlid Room Companion for the past three months, you can as well consult older additions by following the links at the lower part of the page


What is new?






*27-Dec-2017

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Updated species profile for:
Thorichthys aureus (Günther, 1862) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus duboisi, Juvenile at Luagala (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Juvenile at Luagala (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Juvenile at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Adult at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Adult at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Lethrinops sp. 'deep-water albus', Male from Makanjila (Dave Voorvelt)

*26-Dec-2017

We reclassify Rocio gemmata as junior synnym of Rocio octofasciata

Based on arguments presented in Artigas Azas, 2018, we reclassify R. gemmata as a junior synonym of R. octofasciata (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus duboisi, Adult at Halembe (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Adult at Hapa Ingii Fara (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Male and female at Luagala Point (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Male at Luagala Point (Ad Konings)
Tropheus duboisi, Adult at Luagala Point (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Lethrinops sp. 'auritus selewa', Male (Dave Voorvelt)

*25-Dec-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus annectens, Adult at Mkangazi (Ad Konings)
Tropheus sp. 'black', Adult at Katumbi Point (Ad Konings)
Tropheus sp. 'ikola', Male at Mkangazi (Ad Konings)
Tropheus sp. 'ikola', Male at Mkangazi (Ad Konings)
Tropheus brichardi, Male at Katumbi Point (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Lethrinops mylodon, Male (Dave Voorvelt)

Added index of:
Cichlid News Magazine V. 27(1) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*24-Dec-2017





*20-Dec-2017


























































*24-Oct-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Cyprichromis pavo, Males at Kizumbi Rocks (Ad Konings)
Cyprichromis pavo, Male at Kizumbi Rocks (Ad Konings)
Cyprichromis pavo, Male at Luagala Point (Ad Konings)
Enantiopus melanogenys, Breeding lek at Kisambala (Ad Konings)
Enantiopus melanogenys, Males at Kisambala (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Alticorpus geoffreyi, Breeding male (Dave Voorvelt)

Added index of:
Tanganika Magazyn V. 21 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)







*17-Oct-2017


*16-Oct-2017

Two potentially undescribed species of Lepidiolampolohus included in the catalog

We include two new potentially undescribed species of Lepidiolamprologus from Lake Tanganyika in the cichlid catalog: Lepidiolamprologus sp. 'hecqui mahale' and L. sp. 'meeli southeast' (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New article:
Articles: Confusing Lepidiolamprologus (Ad Konings)

Two potentially new species of Lepidiolamprologus from the eastern coast of Lake Tanganyika are proposed


New cichlid pictures:
Lepidiolamprologus sp. 'meeli southeast', Males at Bulu Point (Ad Konings)
Lepidiolamprologus sp. 'meeli southeast', Female at Bulu Point (Ad Konings)
Lepidiolamprologus sp. 'meeli southeast', Female at Bulu Point (Ad Konings)
Lepidiolamprologus sp. 'meeli southeast', Male at Bulu Point (Ad Konings)
Lepidiolamprologus sp. 'meeli southeast', Male at Bulu Point (Ad Konings)













































*01-Sep-2017





*28-Aug-2017

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Hemibates koningsi, a new species of deep water Tanganyikan cichlid is described

Hemibates koningsi, a new species of deep water cichlid from Lake Tanganyika has been described by Frederic Schedel & Ulrich Schliewen in the journal Zootaxa. The new species is only known from Zambian waters, where it inhabits deep oxygenated ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Tropheops sp. 'red cheek', Neurocranium (Ad Konings)
Tropheops sp. 'macrophthalmus gallireya', Female mouth-brooding at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)
Tropheops macrophthalmus, Male in Same Bay (Ad Konings)
Tropheops sp. 'maleri yellow', Female at Nakantenga Island (Ad Konings)
Tropheops sp. 'maleri yellow', Neurocranium (Ad Konings)






















*06-Aug-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Coptodon bythobates, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Coptodon bythobates, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Coptodon bythobates, Sub-adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Coptodon bythobates, Pair in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Coptodon bythobates, Female in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



*03-Aug-2017

Get your public profile!

You can now activate your public profile page with your favorite species and social media information by checking 'Activate public profile' in your user editing form. The URL for your public profile will be then given in your user information for you to share (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Melanochromis kaskazini, Young in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Melanochromis kaskazini, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Melanochromis kaskazini, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Melanochromis kaskazini, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)








*26-Jul-2017


*25-Jul-2017

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New species of Labeotropheus described

A geographical variant of Labeotropheus fuelleborni from Mumbo and Thumb West islands in Lake Malawi has been proposed as a new species by Michael Pauers in the journal Copeia with the name Labeotropheus artatorostris. The new species ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Lethrinops turneri, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lethrinops turneri, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lethrinops turneri, Male portrait in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Lethrinops turneri, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)


*23-Jul-2017

Catalog counts now available

A table with the number of species in the cichlids catalog, tabulated by geographic area and taxonomic status is now available (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Nanochromis minor, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tosie)
Melanochromis kaskazini, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tosie)





*18-Jul-2017







*12-Jul-2017

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Updated species profile for:
Apistogramma nijsseni Kullander, 1979 (Piotr Koba)

New cichlid pictures:
Coptodon flavus, Pair guarding spawn Lake Bermin (Adrian Indermaur)
Coptodon flavus, Pair in Lake Bermin (Adrian Indermaur)
Coptodon flavus, Fry in Lake Bermin (Adrian Indermaur)
Coptodon flavus, Pair in Lake Bermin (Adrian Indermaur)
Coptodon flavus, Pair with fry in Lake Bermin (Adrian Indermaur)




*08-Jul-2017


*07-Jul-2017



*05-Jul-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Metriaclima phaeos, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Metriaclima phaeos, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)



*02-Jul-2017













*20-Jun-2017


*19-Jun-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys helleri, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys aureus, Pair at Cahabon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys aureus, Male with fry in Cahabon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys aureus, Pair with fry in Cahabon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys aureus, Adult feeding in Cahabon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New habitat pictures:
Dulce: Cahabon River, Cahabon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Dulce: Cahabon River, Cahabon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Dulce: Cahabon River, Gobiomorus dormitor in Cahabon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)



*16-Jun-2017




*13-Jun-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Chuco godmanni, Juvenile in Gracias a Dios River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco godmanni, Juvenile in Gracias a Dios River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Chuco godmanni, Female with fry in Gracias a Dios River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New habitat pictures:
Sarstoon: Gracias a Dios River, Gracias a Dios River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Sarstoon: Gracias a Dios River, Gracias a Dios River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)




*09-Jun-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Petenia splendida, Young attacking fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys affinis, Adult in Lake Peten (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys affinis, Adult in Lake Peten (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys affinis, Adult at the entrance of its breeding cave (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys affinis, Adult at the entrance of its breeding cave (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


*07-Jun-2017




*04-Jun-2017



*02-Jun-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Mayaheros urophthalmus, Freshly collected adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Freshly collected adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Oscura heterospila, Freshly collected male (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja melanurus, Freshly collected adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Oscura heterospila, Freshly collected female (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Cincelichthys pearsei, Freshly collected young adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New habitat pictures:
Usumacinta: Lake la Gloria, Laguna la Gloria (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Usumacinta: Lake la Gloria, Laguna la Gloria (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*01-Jun-2017










*22-May-2017




*19-May-2017

Vieja sp. 'coatzacoalcos' removed from the cichlid catalog

Due to the fact that we have not been able to find a clear diagnosis that may differentiate Vieja sp. 'coatzacoalcos' from V. zonata we have removed the former from our catalog, this is done until a clear diagnosis becomes available. We recognize that all species exhibit a certain degree of variability and should not confuse this with a specific differentiation (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Premaxila (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Dentary (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Male at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Male at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Male at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)

*18-May-2017

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A new species of Apistogramma from Peru described

Eight authors seniored by Uwe Römer have authored the recently published description of Apistogramma megastoma in the journal Vertebrate Zoology. The new species was previously known as Apistogramma sp. 'kelleri' or Apistogramma sp. ... more


Updated species profile for:
Thorichthys panchovillai Del Moral-Flores, López-Segovia & Hernández-Arellano, 2017 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Male at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Female mouth-brooding at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Female at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Male at Gallireya Reef (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Neurocranium (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Dentary (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'red top gallireya', Lower pharyngeal jaw (Ad Konings)









*09-May-2017

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New species of Thorichthys described

A new species of Thorichthys has been described in the journal Revista peruana de biología: 24(n. 1), pp. 3-10. The new species, endemic to the Coatzacoalcos river drainage in Mexico, has been known for many years as Cichlasoma ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Metriaclima nigrodorsalis, Holotype (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima nigrodorsalis, Male at Thundu (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima nigrodorsalis, Male feeding at Thundu (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima nigrodorsalis, Male at N'Kolongwe (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima nigrodorsalis, Male at N'Kolongwe (Ad Konings)


















*21-Apr-2017














*08-Apr-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Metriaclima sp. 'cave manda', Female at Manda (Ad Konings)
Metriaclima sp. 'cave manda', Male at Pombo Rocks (Ad Konings)

Added index of:
Tanganika Magazyn V. 20 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
































*07-Mar-2017

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New species of Pseudocrenilabrus described

A new species of Pseudocrenilabrus from the Congo River basin, probably endemic to Lake Mweru in the border between Zambia and the Congo Democratic Republic has been described by Cyprian Katongo, Ole Seehausen, Jos Snoeks in the magazine ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus bee', Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus bee', Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus bee', Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus bee', Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)











*24-Feb-2017

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Updated species profile for:
Pungu maclareni (Trewavas, 1962) (Piotr Koba)

New cichlid pictures:
Lamprologus markerti, Male in the aquarium (Anton Lamboj)
Lamprologus markerti, Female in the aquarium (Anton Lamboj)
Thorichthys socolofi, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (366) (Florent de Gasperis)









*15-Feb-2017

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New cichlid pictures:
Oscura heterospila, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)





*10-Feb-2017









































*01-Jan-2017