Male Lipochromis melanopterus, from

Belongs within: Astatotilapia.

Lipochromis is a genus of cichlids found in Lake Victoria, characteristed by a thick-lipped, widely distensible and protractile mouth with small teeth deeply embedded in the oral mucosa (Greenwood 1980).

Lipochromis Regan 1920G80
|--L. (Cleptochromis Greenwood 1980)G80
| |--L. (*C.) parvidens (Boulenger 1911)G80 [=Paratilapia parvidensG80, Haplochromis parvidensG74]
| `--+--L. (C.) cryptodon (Greenwood 1959)G80 [=Haplochromis cryptodonG74]
| `--L. (C.) microdon (Boulenger 1906)G80 [=Haplochromis microdonG74]
`--+--‘Haplochromis’ cronus Greenwood 1959G74, G80
`--L. (Lipochromis)G80
| i. s.: L. (L.) taurinus (Trewavas 1933) [=Haplochromis taurinus]G80
|--*L. (L.) obesus (Boulenger 1906)G80 [=Paratilapia obesusG80, Haplochromis obesusG74, Pelmatochromis obesusG80]
`--+--L. (L.) maxillaris (Trewavas 1928)G80 [=Haplochromis maxillarisG74]
`--L. (L.) melanopterus (Trewavas 1928)G80 [=Haplochromis melanopterusG74]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G74] Greenwood, P. H. 1974. The cichlid fishes of Lake Vistoria, East Africa: The biology and evolution of a species flock. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Zoology Suppl. 6: 1–134.

[G80] Greenwood, P. H. 1980. Towards a phyletic classification of the ‘genus’ Haplochromis (Pisces, Cichlidae) and related taxa. Part II; the species from Lakes Victoria, Nabugabo, Edward, George and Kivu. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Zoology 39: 1–101.

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