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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?







*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


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*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






*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