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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 Martins1*

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1 UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Morfologia, Botucatu, SP, Brazil

2 UFMT - Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto Universitário do Araguaia, Pontal do Araguaia, MT, Brazil

3 Universidad de Oriente, Escuela de Ciencias Aplicadas del Mar, Boca de Rio, Venezuela

4 University of Maryland, Department of Biology, College Park, MD 20742 USA

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BMC Genetics 2012, 13:2  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-2

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Received:7 January 2012
Accepted:19 January 2012
Published:19 January 2012

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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].

thumbnailFigure 1. Specimens of Astatotilapia latifasciata. M, male; F, female. Scale bar, 3 cm.


  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 Abstract | Publisher Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL

  2. Regan CT: New cichlid fishes from lakes Victoria, Kyoga, and Albert.

    Ann Mag Nat Hist 1929, 10:388-392. OpenURL

  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. OpenURL