Thoracochromis

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Thoracochromis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Thoracochromis
Greenwood, 1979
Type species
Paratilapia wingatii
Boulenger, 1902

Thoracochromis is a fish genus of haplochromine cichlids that are endemic to Africa. Most species are from rivers in Angola and Namibia, or the Congo River Basin in Central Africa, but one (T. wingatii) is from the Nile. 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.

Species[edit]

There are currently 12 recognized species in this genus:[1]

Distribution[edit]

T.buysi is endemic to the Kunene River.[2]

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