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Melanochromis  Trewavas, 1935
Taxonomic Serial No.: 169968

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): twostripe mbunas [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderLabroidei  – parrotfishes, rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, poissons-perroquets  
                                  FamilyCichlidae  – cichlids, cichlidés, tilapias y mojarras de agua dulce  
                                     GenusMelanochromis Trewavas, 1935 – twostripe mbunas  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger, 1897) – golden mbuna, Malawi golden cichlid, turquoise-gold cichlid 
                                        Species Melanochromis baliodigma Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  
                                        Species Melanochromis benetos Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  
                                        Species Melanochromis brevis Trewavas, 1935  
                                        Species Melanochromis chipokae Johnson, 1975  
                                        Species Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  
                                        Species Melanochromis dialeptos Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  
                                        Species Melanochromis elastodema Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  
                                        Species Melanochromis heterochromis Bowers and Stauffer, 1993  
                                        Species Melanochromis interruptus Johnson, 1975  
                                        Species Melanochromis joanjohnsonae (Johnson, 1974)  
                                        Species Melanochromis johannii (Eccles, 1973) – blue mbuna 
                                        Species Melanochromis labrosus Trewavas, 1935  
                                        Species Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  
                                        Species Melanochromis loriae Johnson, 1975  
                                        Species Melanochromis melanopterus Trewavas, 1935  
                                        Species Melanochromis mellitus Johnson, 1976  
                                        Species Melanochromis parallelus Burgess and Axelrod, 1976  
                                        Species Melanochromis perileucos Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  
                                        Species Melanochromis perspicax Trewavas, 1935  
                                        Species Melanochromis robustus Johnson, 1985  
                                        Species Melanochromis simulans Eccles, 1973  
                                        Species Melanochromis vermivorus Trewavas, 1935  
                                        Species Melanochromis xanthodigma Bowers and Stauffer, 1997  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Melanochromis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Melanochromis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Melanochromis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Melanochromis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Melanochromis   

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