Thoracochromis is a fish genus of haplochromine cichlids that are endemic to Africa. Most species are from rivers in Angola and Namibia, or the Congo River Basin in Central Africa, but one (T. wingatii) is from the Nile. 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.
There are currently 12 recognized species in this genus:
- Thoracochromis albolabris (Trewavas & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969) (Thicklipped Happy)
- Thoracochromis bakongo (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1964)
- Thoracochromis brauschi (Poll & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965)
- Thoracochromis buysi (M. L. Penrith, 1970) (Namib Happy)
- Thoracochromis callichromus (Poll, 1948)
- Thoracochromis demeusii (Boulenger, 1899)
- Thoracochromis fasciatus (Perugia, 1892)
- Thoracochromis lucullae (Boulenger, 1913)
- Thoracochromis moeruensis (Boulenger, 1899)
- Thoracochromis schwetzi (Poll, 1967)
- Thoracochromis stigmatogenys (Boulenger, 1913)
- Thoracochromis wingatii (Boulenger, 1902)
- ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Thoracochromis in FishBase. April 2013 version.
- ^ C.Michael Hogan. 2012. Kunene River. eds. P.Saundry & C.Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC.
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