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Astatoreochromis alluaudi.jpg
Alluaud's Haplo, (A. alluaudi)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Astatoreochromis
Pellegrin, 1904

Astatoreochromis is a small genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to riverine habitats in East Africa. Tilapia bemini, usually placed in the tilapiines, may be rather close to this genus. However, extensive hybridization capabilities of African cichlids seriously confound analyses of phylogeny based on mtDNA, while morphological analyses tend to yield little information due to widespread parallel evolution.[1]


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Nagl, Sandra; Tichy, Herbert; Mayer, Werner E.; Samonte, Irene E.; McAndrew, Brendan J. & Klein, Jan (2001): Classification and Phylogenetic Relationships of African Tilapiine Fishes Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA Sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 20(3): 361–374. doi:10.1006/mpev.2001.0979
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Astatoreochromis in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ Banyankimbona; Vreven; and Snoeks (2013). A revision of the genus Astatoreochromis (Teleostei, Cichlidae), East-Africa. European Journal of Taxonomy 39: 1-21. doi:10.5852/ejt.2013.39