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A new species and geographical variation in the Telmatochromis temporalis complex (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika

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Telmatochromis brachygnathus sp.n. is described from the southern and central parts of Lake Tanganyika. It can be distinguished from the similar T. temporalis mainly by its smaller mouth. Morphological distinct populations were found in both species.

Keywords: Cichlidae; Lake Tanganyika; Telmatochromis brachygnathus; distribution; geographical variation; taxonomy

Document Type: Regular Paper


Affiliations: Africa Museum, Vertebrate Section, Cichlid Research Unit, Leuvensesteenweg, 13, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium

Publication date: September 1, 2003

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