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Erratum to Chromosome differentiation patterns during cichlid fish evolution

  • Andréia B Poletto1,
  • Irani A Ferreira1,
  • Diogo C Cabral-de-Mello1,
  • Rafael T Nakajima1,
  • Juliana Mazzuchelli1,
  • Heraldo B Ribeiro1,
  • Paulo C Venere2,
  • Mauro Nirchio3,
  • Thomas D Kocher4 and
  • Cesar Martins1Email author
BMC Genetics201213:2

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-13-2

Received: 7 January 2012

Accepted: 19 January 2012

Published: 19 January 2012

The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2010 11:50


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 of Astatotilapia 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-PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
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