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Astatotilapia burtoni.png
A. burtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Astatotilapia
Pellegrin, 1904
Type species
Sparus desfontainii
Lacepède, 1802

Astatotilapia is a genus of haplochromine cichlids from Africa, with a single species in Israel and Syria. 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.


There are currently eight recognized species in this genus:[1]

Two undescribed populations appear to be distinct species:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Astatotilapia in FishBase. February 2013 version.