Etia nguti

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Etia nguti
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: incertae sedis
Tribe: Etiini
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 up to 13.3 centimetres (5.2 in) in standard length.[1] It is the only member of its genus and tribe.[2][3][4]


The species name refers to the village Nguti in Southwestern Cameroon where the majority of the type series was collected. The generic name "Etia" in the indigenous Mbo language spoken in Nguti means "located in", 'Etia Nguti' literally means "located in Nguti."[5]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Etia nguti" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ Schwarzer; Misof; Tautz; and Schliewen (2009). The root of the East African cichlid radiations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20099:186. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-186
  3. ^ Schwarzer, J. (2011). Cichlids of the lower Congo River ‐ a new model system in speciation research? Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
  4. ^ Dunz; and Schliewen (2013). Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as Tilapia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 64-80. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.015
  5. ^ 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.