Chromosome differentiation patterns during cichlid fish evolution

  • Andréia B Poletto1,

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    • Irani A Ferreira1,

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      • Diogo C Cabral-de-Mello1,

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        • Rafael T Nakajima1,

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          • Juliana Mazzuchelli1,

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            • Heraldo B Ribeiro1,

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              • Paulo C Venere2,

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                • Mauro Nirchio3,

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                  • Thomas D Kocher4 and

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                    • Cesar Martins1Email author

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                      BMC Genetics201213:2

                      DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-13-2

                      Received: 7 January 2012

                      Accepted: 19 January 2012

                      Published: 19 January 2012


                      After the publication of our work [1], we detected that one of the species analyzed in the study, Astatotilapia latifasciata (Figure 1), was erroneously identified as Haplochromis obliquidens. This species was described as Haplochromis latifasciatus [2] and later ascribed to the genus Astatotilapia [3]. Our mistake comes from the fact that this species is also frequently listed as Haplochromis "zebra obliquidens" in the aquarium trade. Astatotilapia latifasciata has been reported to occur in Lake Nawampasa a small satellite lake of the much larger Lake Kyoga, and in Lake Kyoga located north of Lake Victoria in Uganda [3].
                      Figure 1

                      Specimens ofAstatotilapia latifasciata. M, male; F, female. Scale bar, 3 cm.

                      Authors’ Affiliations

                      Departamento de Morfologia, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Instituto de Biociências
                      UFMT - Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto Universitário do Araguaia
                      Universidad de Oriente, Escuela de Ciencias Aplicadas del Mar
                      Department of Biology, University of Maryland


                      1. Poletto AB, Ferreira IA, Cabral-de-Mello DC, Nakajima RT, Mazzuchelli J, Ribeiro HB, Venere PC, Nirchio M, Kocher TD, Martins C: Chromosome differentiation patterns during cichlid fish evolution. BMC Genetics 2010, 11:50.PubMedView Article
                      2. Regan CT: New cichlid fishes from lakes Victoria, Kyoga, and Albert. Ann Mag Nat Hist 1929, 10:388–392.View Article
                      3. Greenwood PH: Towards a phyletic classification of the 'genus' Haplochromis (Pisces, Cichlidae) and related taxa. Part II; the species from Lakes Victoria, Nabugabo, Edward, George and Kivu. Zoology Series 1980,39(1):1–102.


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