Danakilia

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Danakilia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Tilapiini
Genus: Danakilia
Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969
Type species
Tilapia franchettii
Vinciguerra, 1931

Danakilia is a genus of cichlids native to northeastern Africa where they are only known from saline lakes in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Species[edit]

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

See also[edit]

  • Alcolapia – another cichlid genus from warm, saline lakes in Africa.

References[edit]

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