RSS WHAT'S NEW: What is new in the Cichlid Room Companion.

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?


*31-Dec-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Male at Isanga (Mattia Matarrese)
Tropheus moorii, Male at Isanga (Mattia Matarrese)
Tropheus moorii, Male at Isanga (Mattia Matarrese)
Tropheus moorii, Male at Isanga (Mattia Matarrese)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Chituta Bay (Mattia Matarrese)





















*10-Dec-2018

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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 owns somewhat hyperthrophied lips like the related ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Cunningtonia longiventralis, Male at Nausingili Island (Ad Konings)
Cunningtonia longiventralis, Males at Nausingili Island (Ad Konings)
Cunningtonia longiventralis, Male at Nausingili Island (Ad Konings)
Cunningtonia longiventralis, Male at Nausingili Island (Ad Konings)
Julidochromis dickfeldi, Adult at Katete (Ad Konings)






*04-Dec-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Chuco intermedium (Günther, 1862) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Samazi (Ad Konings)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Samazi (Ad Konings)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Samazi (Ad Konings)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Nausingili Island (Ad Konings)
Tropheus moorii, Adult at Nausingili Island (Ad Konings)





*29-Nov-2018






*24-Nov-2018








*17-Nov-2018

Complete Buntbarsche Bulletin Index

We now have a complete index of the American Cichlid Association's Buntbarsche Bulletin in the site, all references are cross-linked to their treated species profiles. Thanks to Daryl Hutchins who included over a hundred issues that were still in need of indexing (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Xenotilapia spilopterus, Adult at Kabwe Nsolo (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia sp. 'papilio sunflower', Adult at Muzi (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia sp. 'papilio sunflower', Adult at Muzi (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia sp. 'papilio sunflower', Adult at Lusekese (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia sp. 'papilio sunflower', Adult at Kabwe Nsolo (Ad Konings)

New habitat pictures:
Tanganyika: Ndole Bay, Ndole Bay (Ad Konings)






*11-Nov-2018

Cichlasoma urophthalmus stenozonum junior synonym of Mayaheros urophthalmus

Following Morgenstern (2018) we have placed Cichlasoma urophthalmus stenozonum in junior synonym of Mayaheros urophthalmus (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Altolamprologus compressiceps, Adult at Cape Chaitika (Ad Konings)
Altolamprologus compressiceps, Adult at Cape Chaitika (Ad Konings)
Altolamprologus compressiceps, Individual at Cape Kachese (Ad Konings)
Altolamprologus compressiceps, Individual at Chimba (Ad Konings)
Altolamprologus compressiceps, Individual at Chimba (Ad Konings)

New habitat pictures:
Tanganyika: Chituta Bay, Chituta Bay (Ad Konings)



*08-Nov-2018

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Nomenclature changes in two Central American cichlids

A new paper by Rico Morgenstern brings to light facts that force important nomenclature changes for two well-known Central American cichlid species: Parachromis friedrichsthalii and P. loisellei. The paper details the circumstances and ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus sp. 'red', Adult at Katete (Ad Konings)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Adult at Katete (Ad Konings)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Adult at Katete (Ad Konings)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Adult at Katete (Ad Konings)
Tropheus sp. 'red', Adult at Katete (Ad Konings)

New habitat pictures:
Tanganyika: Isanga Bay, Isanga Point (Tautvydas Pangonis)




*30-Oct-2018

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Six new species of Otopharynx described

A new paper by Michael K. Oliver contains the description of six new deep water Otopharynx cichlid species from Lake Malawi, to make a total of 20 species currently described in the genus. The new species are as follow: Otopharynx ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Grammatotria lemairii, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Grammatotria lemairii, Close-up in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Grammatotria lemairii, Adults in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)




*22-Oct-2018

Added index of:
Tanganika Magazyn V. 23 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*19-Oct-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Rheoheros lentiginosus, Adults in Nututun (Arthur Parola)




*10-Oct-2018

New documents in the sections:
Wonderful cichlids: What is a cichlid? (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

Three new cichlid species are described from Lake Edward

A new paper authored by Nathan Vranken, M. Van Steenberge, and Jos Snoeks has been published in the journal Hydrobiologia with a study of the cichlids of Lake Edward, concluding with the presence of five species feeding on other cichlids fry ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Cichla ocellaris, An adult in the aquarium (Ad Konings)

*25-Sep-2018


*24-Sep-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Apistogramma baenschi Römer, 2004 (Piotr Koba)

*21-Sep-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Metriaclima pyrsonotos Stauffer, Bowers, Kellogg & McKaye, 1997 (Ad Konings)





*12-Sep-2018

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (115) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (116) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (117) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (118) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (121) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (122) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (125) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (127) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (128) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (129) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (130) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (131) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (132) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (133) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (137) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (138) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (140) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (144) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (145) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (146) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (147) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (149) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (151) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (159) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (173) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (174) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (175) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (178) (Daryl Hutchins)

*11-Sep-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Petenia splendida, Adult in Lake Miramar (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (60) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (61) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (62) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (70) (Daryl Hutchins)
Cichlid News Magazine V. 27(4) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (64) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (65) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (66) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (67) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (68) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (76) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (77) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (78) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (79) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (80) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (81) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (82) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (83) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (84) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (85) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (89) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (91) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (93) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (94) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (95) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (97) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (102) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (105) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (107) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (108) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (110) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (111) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (112) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (113) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (114) (Daryl Hutchins)

*10-Sep-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Copadichromis quadrimaculatus, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Copadichromis quadrimaculatus, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Copadichromis quadrimaculatus, Male portrait in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Copadichromis quadrimaculatus, Male close-up in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Copadichromis quadrimaculatus, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (23) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (25) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (26) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (27) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (28) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (29) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (30) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (31) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (32) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (33) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (34) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (35) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (36) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (37) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (38) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (39) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (40) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (41) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (42) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (43) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (44) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (45) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (46) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (47) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (48) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (49) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (51) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (52) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (53) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (54) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (55) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (56) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (57) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (58) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (59) (Daryl Hutchins)

*09-Sep-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Copadichromis geertsi, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Copadichromis geertsi, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Copadichromis geertsi, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Copadichromis geertsi, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (5) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (6) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (7) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (11) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (12) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (18) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (21) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (22) (Daryl Hutchins)
Buntbarsche Bulletin (24) (Daryl Hutchins)


*07-Sep-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Male guarding spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Adult in Choy River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female guarding spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Spawn in Choy River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*06-Sep-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Chilotilapia euchilus, Close-up in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Chilotilapia euchilus, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Chilotilapia euchilus, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

New habitat pictures:
Usumacinta: Subin River, Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Usumacinta: Subin River, Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Usumacinta: Subin River, Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Usumacinta: Subin River, Northern Jacana (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*05-Sep-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Copadichromis geertsi Konings, 1999 (Ad Konings)

*04-Sep-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys tepehua, Adult in breeding coloration (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys tepehua, Spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys tepehua, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys tepehua, Female guarding spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


*02-Sep-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys labridens, Pair feeding their fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys labridens, Female guarding wrigglers (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys labridens, Pair guarding their wrigglers (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys labridens, Male with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys labridens, Male with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys labridens, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys labridens, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


*31-Aug-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys tamasopoensis, Adult feeding off rock (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys tamasopoensis, Male in breeding dress (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys tamasopoensis, Adult with full stomach (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (297) (Daryl Hutchins)


*29-Aug-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys minckleyi, Female in breeding dress (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys minckleyi, Female in La Becerra pool (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys minckleyi, Molluscivorous form hunting (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys minckleyi, Detritivorous form (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys minckleyi, Adults in La Becerra spring (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*28-Aug-2018



*26-Aug-2018

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Five new species of Ortochromis are described

Five new species of small current loving cichlids of the genus Ortochromis from East Africa have been described by Frederic Schedel, Emmanuel Vreven, Bauchet Manda, Emmanuel Abwe, Auguste Manda & Ulrich Schliewen in the journal Zootaxa. The ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Labidochromis maculicauda, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Labidochromis maculicauda, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Labidochromis maculicauda, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Labidochromis maculicauda, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

*22-Aug-2018


*21-Aug-2018


*20-Aug-2018


*19-Aug-2018



*15-Aug-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Theraps irregularis, Female in Lacanja River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Female with fry in Chocolhaito River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Female spawning in Chocolhaito River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*14-Aug-2018





*09-Aug-2018



*06-Aug-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys labridens, Adult in Media Luna spring (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys labridens, Pair breeding in Media Luna spring (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*05-Aug-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Tomocichla tuba (Meek, 1912) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*04-Aug-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys bartoni, Female with fry in Charco Azul (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys bartoni, Male in Charco Azul (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys bartoni, Spawn in Charco Azul (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys bartoni, Female with her spawn in Charco Azul (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*03-Aug-2018




*30-Jul-2018

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: Tamasopo River, Aereal view of the Tamul waterfalls (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)

*29-Jul-2018



*26-Jul-2018

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: Tamasopo River, Aereal view of the waterfalls (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)
Panuco: Tamasopo River, Aereal view of the waterfalls (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)
Panuco: Tamasopo River, Aereal view of the waterfalls (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)
Panuco: Tamasopo River, Aereal view of the waterfalls (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)
Panuco: Tamasopo River, Aereal view of the waterfalls (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)

*25-Jul-2018

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: Pago-Pago, Waterfalls at Pago-Pago (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)
Panuco: Pago-Pago, Waterfalls at Pago-Pago (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)



*22-Jul-2018

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: Choy River, Aereal view of Taninul spring (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)
Panuco: Choy River, Aereal view of Taninul spring (Juan Miguel Artigas Herrera)





*16-Jul-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Tahuantinsuyoa chipi, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)

*15-Jul-2018


*14-Jul-2018




*11-Jul-2018


*10-Jul-2018

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Three new species of Geophagus from eastern Brazil are described

Three new species of Geophagus of the G. brasiliensis group, the three of them endemic to coastal rivers in eastern Brazil have been described by the Brazilian ichthyologists José L. Mattos and Wilson Costa in the journal ... more



*08-Jul-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Bujurquina oenolaemus, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)
Bujurquina oenolaemus, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)



*05-Jul-2018







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*22-Jun-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Paraneetroplus bulleri, Group feeding in the current (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Mayaheros beani, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)





*17-Jun-2018







*11-Jun-2018

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Diagnoses for all Laetacara species published

A paper by the Brazilian ichthyologist Felipe P. Ottoni has been recently published in the journal Vertebrate Zoology presenting comprehensive diagnoses for all the species of the south American cichlid genus Laetacara. Diagnoses are based on ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Eretmodus marksmithi, Adult at Hapa Ingii Fara (Ad Konings)
Julidochromis marlieri, Adult at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Pairs at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Pair at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Male at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)


*09-Jun-2018

Haprochromis sp. 'Ile des cochons' included in the catalog

Based on Oliver Lucanus (2018) account on this potentially new species, we have included it in the cichlid catalog with a character of potentially undescribed, so future references to this form can be addressed to its own record (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Pterophyllum altum, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Group in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Portrait in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Portrait of an adult (Patrick Tawil)
Haplochromis sp. 'ile des cochons', Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

Added index of:
Cichlid News Magazine V. 27(3) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*08-Jun-2018






*03-Jun-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Bujurquina vittata (Heckel, 1840) (Rico Morgenstern)

New cichlid pictures:
Mayaheros urophthalmus, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Cribroheros robertsoni, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Petenia splendida, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)


*01-Jun-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja melanurus, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Oscura heterospila, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Oscura heterospila, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)

Added index of:
Tanganika Magazyn V. 22 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


*30-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Cincelichthys pearsei, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tyrannochromis macrostoma, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)

*29-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Amphilophus citrinellus, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Amphilophus citrinellus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Amphilophus citrinellus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops tropheops, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops tropheops, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops tropheops, Female from Zimbawe (Dave Voorvelt)


*27-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Cichlasoma dimerus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Cichlasoma dimerus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'mumbo', Female from Mumbo (Dave Voorvelt)

*26-May-2018


*25-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja zonata, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja zonata, Pair in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'lilac', Male from Mumbo (Dave Voorvelt)

*24-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys deppii, Portrait of an adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja breidohri, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja melanurus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja melanurus, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'gracilior nankumba', Female from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'gracilior nankumba', Male from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)


*22-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Chuco microphthalmus, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Maskaheros argenteus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Maskaheros argenteus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops microstoma, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops microstoma, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)



*19-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys aureus, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Pair in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Pair preparing spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tramitichromis variabilis, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)

*18-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Haplochromis scheffersi, Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tramitichromis intermedius, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tramitichromis intermedius, Male from Senga Bay (Dave Voorvelt)

*17-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Haplochromis rubescens, Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

New graphic:
Illustration: Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalis, Female from SE arm (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalis, Male (Dave Voorvelt)

*16-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Haplochromis vittatus, Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

New graphic:
Illustration: Taeniolethrinops furcicauda, Subadult from Chintheche (Dave Voorvelt)

*15-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys meeki, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Serranochromis robustus, Subadult (Dave Voorvelt)

*14-May-2018


*13-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Trichromis salvini, Young adult at Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Adult female feeding in Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Sciaenochromis fryeri, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)

*12-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja melanurus, Female guarding her wrigglers (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja melanurus, Wrigglers in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Sciaenochromis benthicola, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Sciaenochromis benthicola, Male (Dave Voorvelt)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (378) (Florent de Gasperis)
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (379) (Florent de Gasperis)


*10-May-2018


*09-May-2018




*06-May-2018

22 years online!

The Cichlid Room Companion reaches today 22 uninterrupted years online! (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, Pair breeding in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

New graphic:
Illustration: Protomelas ornatus, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)






*30-Apr-2018


*29-Apr-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti lufubu' (Patrick Tawil)

New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys helleri, Female with fry in Sarstoon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Freshly collected female (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys helleri, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys helleri, Male guarding fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Oreochromis karongae, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Oreochromis karongae, Male from Domwe (Dave Voorvelt)

*28-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Rocio spinosissima, Freshly collected adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Freshly collected female (Arthur Parola)
Cribroheros robertsoni, Freshly collected adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Adults in Sarstoon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Female in Rio Sarstoon (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Adult in Sarstoon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Nyassachromis prostoma, Male (Dave Voorvelt)



*25-Apr-2018

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Crenicichla sp. 'xingu III' is described

A new species of Crenicichla from the Rio Xingu in the Amazon drainage has been described by Henrique Rosa Varela and Priscilla Ito in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The new species, previously known as ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Nimbochromis linni, Immature (Dave Voorvelt)

*24-Apr-2018


*23-Apr-2018


*22-Apr-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Cribroheros robertsoni (Regan, 1905) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Mylochromis sp. 'deep', Male (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Mylochromis sp. 'deep', Female (Dave Voorvelt)

*21-Apr-2018

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Two new Lake Malawi cichlids from deep water described

Two new species of Diplotaxodon from deep Malawian waters of Lake Malawi have been described by Jay Stauffer, Titus Phiri & Ad Konings in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Diplotaxodon altus, one of the new ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mara Rocks (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mara Rocks (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Mbowe (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Mylochromis melanonotus, Subadult (Dave Voorvelt)


*19-Apr-2018



*17-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Chewere (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Chewere (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Dentary (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Male from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Female from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)

*16-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mdoka (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, O female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Male (Dave Voorvelt)

*15-Apr-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Pseudotropheus elegans Trewavas, 1935 (Ad Konings)

New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Charo (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Charo (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Larry Johnson)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima lanisticola, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima sp. 'lanisticola north', Male from Chilumba (Dave Voorvelt)

*14-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Chitande (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Chitande (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima flavifemina, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima flavifemina, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima flavifemina, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)












*02-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Male with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female guarding her spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*01-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Young adult at El Salto River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Male with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Male with fry (Marco Arroyo Torres)

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: El Naranjo, El Salto River at El Naranjo (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


*30-Mar-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Pseudotropheus livingstonii (Boulenger, 1899) (Ad Konings)

New cichlid pictures:
Teleocichla preta, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)
Teleocichla preta, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)








*22-Mar-2018


*21-Mar-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Coptodon imbrifernus, Group in Lake Bermin (Zuzana Musilová)
Coptodon imbrifernus, Breeding pair in Lake Bermin (Zuzana Musilová)

*20-Mar-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Pelmatolapia mariae, Breeding at Mamfe (Zuzana Musilová)
Pelmatolapia mariae, Group of juveniles at Mamfe (Zuzana Musilová)
Pelmatolapia mariae, Group at Mamfe (Zuzana Musilová)
Pelmatolapia mariae, Pair with fry at Mamfe (Zuzana Musilová)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (377) (Florent de Gasperis)

*19-Mar-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Gobiocichla ethelwynnae, Group at Mamfe (Zuzana Musilová)
Gobiocichla ethelwynnae, Group at Mamfe (Zuzana Musilová)

*18-Mar-2018





*14-Mar-2018

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Trematocranus pachychilus, a new species of Lake Malawi cichlid

A new species of Trematocranus species from Lake Malawi has been described from Jafua Bay in Mozambique by Katrien Dierickx, M. Hanssens, B. Rusuwa and Jos Snoek in the journal Zookey. The new species: Trematocranus pachychilus was ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Andinoacara latifrons, Freshly collected adult (Zuzana Musilová)
Andinoacara latifrons, Freshly collected adult (Zuzana Musilová)
Andinoacara biseriatus, Freshly collected adult (Zuzana Musilová)
Andinoacara pulcher, Freshly collected adult (Zuzana Musilová)
Andinoacara stalsbergi, Freshly collected adult (Zuzana Musilová)

New habitat pictures:
Tulija: Mizol-Ha River, Aerial view of Mizol-Ha River (Morrell Devlin)
Tulija: Mizol-Ha River, Heavy deforestation around Mizol-Ha River (Morrell Devlin)
Tulija: Mizol-Ha River, Heavy deforestation around Mizol-Ha River (Morrell Devlin)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (269) (Florent de Gasperis)




*10-Mar-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja zonata, Old male in the aquarium (Morrell Devlin)
Cincelichthys pearsei, Adult in the aquarium (Morrell Devlin)
Cincelichthys pearsei, Portrait of an adult (Morrell Devlin)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (270) (Florent de Gasperis)










*28-Feb-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Oscura heterospila, Pair with fry (Lee Nuttall)
Oscura heterospila, Pair with fry (Lee Nuttall)
Oscura heterospila, Female fanning eggs (Lee Nuttall)
Oscura heterospila, Pair in the aquarium (Lee Nuttall)

New habitat pictures:
Malawi: Nkhata Bay, Nkhata Bay dive site to the south (Peter Barnes)

Added index of:
Buntbarsche Bulletin (295) (Daryl Hutchins)














*14-Feb-2018

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A new Satanoperca species is described from the Amazon basin

A new species of Satanoperca from the Rio Madeira in the Amazon basin has been described by Renata R. Ota, S.O. Kullander, G.C. Deprá, W.J. da Graça and C.A. Pavanelli in the journal Zootaxa. The new species, Satanoperca curupira, is ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Lethrinops macrochir, Female at Otter Island (Ad Konings)
Lethrinops macrochir, Male feeding at Nankoma Island (Ad Konings)
Lethrinops macrochir, Female at Lumessi (Ad Konings)
Lethrinops macrochir, Male at Chembe Beach (Ad Konings)
Lethrinops macrochir, Female at Chembe Beach (Ad Konings)
Placidochromis nkhotakotae, Specimen from South-East Arm (George Turner)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (376) (Florent de Gasperis)






*08-Feb-2018

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New South American cichlid species: Crenicichla ploegi

A new species description of a Crenicichla in the C. saxatilis group of species has just been published in the journal Zootaxa, authored by Henrique Rosa Varella, Marina V. Loeb, Flávio C.T. Lima and Seven O. Kullander. The new species ... more


Updated species profile for:
Mayaheros beani (Jordan, 1888) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Lethrinops sp. 'longimanus red-head', Freshly collected adult (Martin Genner)
Lethrinops sp. 'longimanus red-head', Freshly collected adult (Martin Genner)
Lethrinops sp. 'longimanus red-head', Freshly collected adult (Martin Genner)
Lethrinops sp. 'loweae', Preserved individual from the South East Arm (George Turner)
Lethrinops sp. 'yellow chin', Freshly collected adult (George Turner)
















*23-Jan-2018


*22-Jan-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Tropheus moorii, Male at Kisi Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Tropheus sp. 'black', Hybrid at Lyamembe (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Xenotilapia singularis, Male at Kipili (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Xenotilapia singularis, Female at Kipili (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Xenotilapia singularis, Female at Kipili (Tautvydas Pangonis)

*21-Jan-2018


*20-Jan-2018



*18-Jan-2018




*15-Jan-2018





*11-Jan-2018

Updated genus profile:
Cribroheros Říčan & Piálek, 2016 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Eretmodus cyanostictus, Pair at Hapa Ingii Fara (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Lobochilotes labiatus, Fry at Nkondwe Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Neolamprologus christyi, Adult at Kisi Island (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Ophthalmotilapia nasuta, Male at Kipili (Tautvydas Pangonis)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima callainos, O male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)


*09-Jan-2018

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New cichlid species described: Metriaclima koningsi

A new species of Lake Malawi mbuna cichlid: Metriaclima koningsi, previously known provisionally as Metriaclima sp. 'membe deep', has been described by Jay Stauffer in the Journal Zootaxa. The new species, named after Ad Konings, is ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Aulonocranus dewindti, Male at Lyamembe (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Bathybates fasciatus, Adult at Luagala Point (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Callochromis macrops, Male at Kipili (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Callochromis sp. 'pleurospilus tanzania', Male at Kipili (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Callochromis sp. 'pleurospilus tanzania', Females at Kipili (Tautvydas Pangonis)
Cichlasoma acutum, Holotype (Newton Miller)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima callainos, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)



*06-Jan-2018

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A new species of Gymnogeophagus has been described

A new species of Gymnogeophagus: G. taroba in the Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus group of species has been described by Jorge Cassiota, Adriana Almirón, Lubomir Piálek and Oldřich Říčan. The new species is established as ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Xenotilapia boulengeri, Pair at Kisi Island (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia boulengeri, Females at Kisi Island (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia boulengeri, Male at Kisi Island (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia boulengeri, Male at Mkangazi (Ad Konings)
Xenotilapia boulengeri, Male at Mkuyu Point (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Melanochromis melanopterus, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)





*01-Jan-2018