A new dwarf cichlid (Perciformes) from Nigeria

Lamboj A.

Date de parution: juillet 2013
Volume: 37
Number: 3
Pagination: 149-157
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2013-373-002

How to cite: Lamboj, A. (2013). A new dwarf cichlid (Perciformes) from Nigeria. Cybium, 37(3): 149-157. https://doi.org/10.26028/CYBIUM/2013-373-002


Pelvicachromis silviae, a new cichlid species, is described. It differs from congeners by unique col- oration of females and a combination of morphological characters, e.g. greater body depth, shorter snout length, greater eye orbit diameter and several other meristic parameters. The species occurs in the lower Niger River system and seems to represent within the genus a closer relative to P. subocellatus.

Mots-clés: Cichlidae - Description - pelvicachromis
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