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Smithiana Special Publication
The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
ISSN: 1684-4149
Vol. 1, No. 1, 2002, pp. 1-13

Bioline Code: sp02001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Smithiana Special Publication, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2002, pp. 1-13

 en A New Species of the Genus Chetia   check for this species in other resources (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Lecitu River, Buzi System, Mozambique.
I. Roger Bills & Olaf L.F. Weyl

Abstract

A new cichlid species, assigned to the genus Chetia   check for this species in other resources , is described from the Lecitu River (Buzi system) in Manica Province, Mozambique. The diagnostic features for this species are: deep body (37.4-41.6% SL); large head (39.4-41.0% SL); long pectoral fin (25.0-28.4% SL); low number of lateral line scales (31-32); reduced number of caudal vertebrae (14); a short and deep caudal peduncle (length/ depth ratio 1.0). The new species is compared to other members of the genus and some other serranochromines. The value of certain diagnostic features and the distribution of the genus Chetia are discussed. Additions are made to the Buzi River system ichthyofaunal checklist.

 
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