Flavescent peacock

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Flavescent peacock
Frankfurt Zoo - Aulonocara stuartgranti Usisya.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Aulonocara
Species:
A. stuartgranti
Binomial name
Aulonocara stuartgranti
Synonyms[1]
  • Aulonocara steveni Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987
  • Aulonocara hansbaenschi Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987

The flavescent peacock (Aulonocara stuartgranti), also known as Grant's peacock, is a species of haplochromine cichlid. Its common name refers to its "flavescent" (yellowish) colour.

It is endemic to Lake Malawi where found in the countries of in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.[2]

The species Aulonocara steveni and A. hansbaenschi are treated as junior synonyms of A. stuartgranti by the IUCN and the Catalog of Fishes,[1][3]</ref>[4] but FishBase treat it as a valid species.[5][6]

The specific name honours Stuart M. Grant (1937-2007), an exporter of cichlids from lake Malawi for the aquarium trade.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Konings, A. (2018). "Aulonocara stuartgranti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2018: e.T120689838A120689903. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T120689838A120689903.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Aulonocara stuartgranti" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Aulonocara stevenii". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  4. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Aulonocara hansbaenschi". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  5. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Aulonocara steveni" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  6. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Aulonocara hansbaenschi" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  7. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 July 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (a-g)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 1 December 2018.