New cichlid fish species discovered

Otopharynx lithobates

From Practical Fishkeeping:

Cave-dwelling cichlids found in Lake Malawi

Two new species of cave-dwelling cichlids have been described in the most recent issue of the journal Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters.

Rachel Cleaver, Adrianus Konings and Jay Stauffer name the two new species Otopharynx spelaeotes and O. antron.

Also from Practical Fishkeeping:

Ichthyologists from Brazil have described a new species of Australoheros cichlid from southern Brazil.

Felipe Ottoni and Morevy Cheffe name the new species from small tributaries of the upper das Antas River (part of the Jacuí River drainage) Australoheros taura in the latest issue of the journal Spixiana.

Otopharynx cichlids from Lake Malawi: here.

A new species of Danakilia (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Abaeded in East Africa: here.

A new species of Secutor (Teleostei: Leiognathidae) from the Western Indian Ocean: here.

11 thoughts on “New cichlid fish species discovered

  1. Hi Jan, I agree. By the way, the picture, as the caption (visible if you move your mouse across the picture) says, is of another Otopharynx species, related to the two newly discovered species.


  2. It looks to good to be true but I would love one in my fish tank… I would need it to be tank bred though because I dont but wild caught fish… It just doesn’t feel right… they do look somewhat better though!:)


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  5. That’s an astonishing fish, might be legendary too with it’s beautiful coloration might due to environment changing or fish evolution.


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