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For the former moth genus, see Teleogramma (moth).
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Tribe: Chromidotilapiini
Genus: Teleogramma
Boulenger, 1899
Type species
Teleogramma gracile
Boulenger, 1899

Teleogramma is an African genus of cichlids with five species. These dark and slender fish barely reach 10 cm (4 in) in length and are limited to rapids in the Western Congo River basin in DR Congo/Congo Brazzaville.[1] They are distinctive, with specialized anatomy. They are characterized by elongated heads with tubular nostrils and a lateral line that is not interrupted, as it is in most cichlids.[2]


There are currently 5 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Teleogramma Species. FishBase. 2015.
  2. ^ Stiassny, Melanie L. J.; Alter, S. Elisabeth (2015). "Phylogenetics of Teleogramma, a riverine clade of African cichlid fishes, with a description of the deepwater molluskivore — Teleogramma obamaorum — from the lower reaches of the middle Congo River" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (3831): 1–18.