Definition of haplochromine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhaplōˈkrōmēn/


Relating to or denoting cichlid fishes of a large and diverse group that are particularly abundant in the large lakes of East Africa.
Example sentences
  • To test this prediction, we conducted an interspecific female mate choice experiment on four closely related haplochromine cichlid species from Lake Malawi.
  • Our survey of mtDNA control region sequences in lacustrine and fluviatile haplochromine cichlids of the Lake Victoria basin revealed the existence of seven major haplogroups, designated I through VII.
  • Frans Witte and Kees Barel document the mass extinction of haplochromine cichlids in Lake Victoria, Africa.


A haplochromine fish.
  • Haplochromis and related genera, family Cichlidae.
Example sentences
  • Fish in the genus Rastrineobola are very common in the diet in terms of occurrence, and are second to haplochromines.
  • The adults of both species have an average standard body length of 55 mm and hence belong to the category of small haplochromines.
  • The DNA sequences available for Lake Victoria haplochromines include 56 specimens of 24 described plus 9 undescribed species.


From the modern Latin genus name.

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Syllabification: hap·lo·chro·mine

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