Table 3

Recommendations for a provisional revised alpha taxonomy of Cichla
mtDNA clade Described species Recommendation
A Cicha temensis consider valid
C. piquiti consider valid
C. melaniae consider valid
C. mirianae consider valid*
C. vazzoleri synonymize with C. pinima
C. thyrorus synonymize with C. pinima
C. jariina synonymize with C. pinima
B1 C. ocellaris consider valid*
C. monoculus synonymize with C. ocellaris*
C. nigromaculata synonymize with C. ocellaris*
C. kelberi synonymize with C. ocellaris*
C. pleiozona synonymize with C. ocellaris*
B2 C. orinocensis consider valid
C. intermedia consider valid*

Described species follow [25]. *May warrant further recognition of evolutionarily significant units.

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Willis et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:96   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-96

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