Etia nguti

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Etia nguti
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: incertae sedis
Genus: Etia
Schliewen & Stiassny, 2003
Species: E. nguti
Binomial name
Etia nguti
Schliewen & Stiassny, 2003

Etia nguti is a species of cichlid fish endemic to Cameroon in Central Africa where it is only known from the Nguti River (Ehumbve river), a tributary of the Cross-Manyu River. This species can reach a length of 13.3 centimetres (5.2 in) SL. It is currently the only known member of its genus.[1]

The species is named for the village Nguti in Southwestern Cameroon where the majority of the type series was collected. Since "Etia" in the indigenous Mbo language spoken in Nguti means "located in", 'Etia Nguti' literally means "located in Nguti."


References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Etia nguti" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  • Schliewen, U.K. and M.L. Stiassny, 2003. Etia nguti, a new genus and species of cichlid fish from the River Mamfue, Upper Cross River basin in Cameroon, West-Central Africa. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(1):61-71.