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Astatotilapia stappersi Gatumba 1.JPG
Astatotilapia stappersii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Astatotilapia
Pellegrin, 1904
Type species
Sparus desfontainii
Lacépède, 1802

Astatotilapia is a genus of fish in the family Cichlidae found in Africa and Western Asia. Many species have been moved between this genus and Haplochromis, and while some consensus has been reached in recent years, their mutual delimitation is still far from settled.[1]


There are currently 9 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Astatotilapia in FishBase. October 2016 version.
  2. ^ a b Trape, S. (2016): A new cichlid fish in the Sahara: The Ounianga Serir lakes (Chad), a biodiversity hotspot in the desert. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 339 (11–12): 529–536.