Astatotilapia is a genus of fish in the family Cichlidae found in Eastern and Northern Africa, and Western Asia. Many species have been moved between this genus and Haplochromis, and while some consensus has been reached in recent years, their mutual delimitation is still far from settled. Based on mtDNA, Astatotilapia as currently defined is polyphyletic.
There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:
- Astatotilapia bloyeti (Sauvage, 1883) (Bloyet's haplo)
- Astatotilapia burtoni (Günther, 1894)
- Astatotilapia calliptera (Günther, 1894) (Eastern happy)
- Astatotilapia desfontainii (Lacépède, 1802)
- Astatotilapia flaviijosephi (Lortet, 1883)
- Astatotilapia paludinosa Greenwood, 1980
- Astatotilapia stappersii (Poll, 1943)
- Astatotilapia swynnertoni (Boulenger, 1907)
- Astatotilapia tchadensis Trape, 2016
- Astatotilapia tweddlei P. B. N. Jackson, 1985
- Names brought to synonymy
- Astatotilapia elegans (Trewavas, 1933), a synonym for Haplochromis elegans
- ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). Species of Astatotilapia in FishBase. April 2017 version.
- ^ a b Genner; Ngatunga; Mzighani; Smith; and Turner (2015). Geographical ancestry of Lake Malawi’s cichlid fish diversity. Biol. Lett. 11: 2015023. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2015.0232
- ^ a b Trape, S. (2016): A new cichlid fish in the Sahara: The Ounianga Serir lakes (Chad), a biodiversity hotspot in the desert. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 339 (11–12): 529–536.
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