The B chromosome of the cichlid fish Haplochromis obliquidens harbors 18S rRNA genes

  • Andréia B Poletto1,

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    • Irani A Ferreira1 and

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      • Cesar Martins1Email author

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        BMC Genetics201213:3

        DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-13-3

        Received: 7 January 2012

        Accepted: 19 January 2012

        Published: 19 January 2012


        After the publication of our work [1], we detected that the species focus of 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


        1. Poletto AB, Ferreira IA, Martins C: The B chromosome of the cichlid fish Haplochromis obliquidens harbors 18S rRNA genes. BMC Genetics 2010, 11:1.PubMedView Article
        2. Regan CT: New cichlid fishes from lakes Victoria, Kyoga, and Albert. Ann Mag Nat Hist 1929, 10:388–392.
        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, 39:1–102.


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