The Pseudoptropheus genus was described by Regan in 1922. The name can be divided into two parts. Pseudo which means “false” and Tropheus. The Tropheus genus is a similar genus from the same habitat in Lake Tanganyika.
Species were initially attributed to this genus which has bicuspid teeth in the outermost row of teeth. After more research, this turned out to be quite variable. As a result, species could no longer be properly grouped based on these characteristics.
The genus Pseudotropheus is therefore currently a catch-all genus of various species that are waiting for a new description. They are then classified into existing or new genera.
Below you will find the species that still fall within the Pseudotropheus genus. Partly officially described and partly still undescribed. In the list the species that we have not yet included in the database. Below the list, with photo, are the species that we have already added.