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

BMC Genetics201213:3

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-13-3

Received: 7 January 2012

Accepted: 19 January 2012

Published: 19 January 2012

The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2010 11:1


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 of Astatotilapia 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-PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
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