Melanie L. J. Stiassny

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Melanie L. J. Stiassny

  • Division of Vertebrate Zoology, Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA.
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  • Stiassny, M.L.J. 1989. A taxonomic revision of the African genus Tylochromis (Labroidei, Cichlidae); with notes on the anatomy and relationships of the group. Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Série Sciences Zoologiques, 258: 1-161. Zitatseite 


  • Stiassny, M.L.J. & Gerstner, C.L. 1992. The parental care behaviour of Paratilapia polleni (Perciformes, Labroidei), a phylogenetically primitive cichlid from Madagascar, with a discussion of the evolution of maternal care in the family Cichlidae. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 34: 219–233. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. 1993. What are grey mullets? Bulletin of Marine Science, 52 (1): 197–219. Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. & Mezey, J. 1993. Egg attachment systems in the family Cichlidae (Perciformes, Labroidei): with some comments on their significance for phylogenetic studies. American Museum Novitates, 3058: 1-11. (Link) Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. & Loiselle, P.V. 1993. How many Marakely? Buntbarsche Bulletin, #157: 2-7. Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J., Parenti, L.R. & Johnson, G.D. (Eds.): Interrelationships of Fishes. Academic Press, San Diego. Zitatseite 
  • Reinthal, P.N. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 1997. Revision of the Madagascan genus Ptychochromoides (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with description of a new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 7 (4): 353-368. Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. 1997. A phylogenetic overview of the lamprologine cichlids of Africa (Teleostei, Cichlidae): A morphological perspective. South African Journal of Science, 93 (11): 513-523. Zitatseite 
  • Harrison, I.J. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 1999. The quiet crisis: a preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are extinct or missing in action, p. 271–331. In: MacPhee, R.D.E. (ed.): Extinctions in Near Time. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. Zitatseite 


  • Lundberg, J.G., Kottelat, M., Smith, G.R., Stiassny, M.L.J. & Gill, A.C. 2000. So many fishes, so little time: an overview of recent ichthyological discovery in continental waters. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 87: 26–62. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Lamboj, A. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2003. Three new Parananochromis species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Gabon and Cameroon, Central Africa. Zootaxa, 209: 1-19. Zitatseite 
  • Schelly, R.C., Stiassny, M.L.J. & Seegers, L. 2003. Neolamprologus devosi sp. n., a new riverine lamprologine cichlid (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from the lower Malagarasi River, Tanzania. Zootaxa, 373: 1-11. Zitatseite 
  • Sparks, J.S. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2003. Introduction to the freshwater fishes. Pp. 849-863 in Goodman, S.M. & Benstead, J.P. (eds.): The natural history of Madagascar. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Zitatseite 
  • Schelly, R.C. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2004. Revision of the Congo River Lamprologus Schilthuis, 1891 (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with descriptions of two new species. American Museum Novitates, 3451: 1-40. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • López-Fernández, H., Honeycutt, R.L., Stiassny, M.L.J. & Winemiller, K.O. 2005. Morphology, molecules, and character congruence in the phylogeny of South American geophagine cichlids (Perciformes, Labroidei). Zoologica Scripta, 34 (6): 627–651. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. & Sparks, J.S. 2006. Phylogeny and Taxonomic Revision of the Endemic Malagasy Genus Ptychochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with the Description of Five New Species and a Diagnosis for Katria, New Genus. American Museum Novitates, 3535: 1-55. Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. & Getahun, A. 2007. An overview of labeonin relationships and the phylogenetic placement of the Afro-Asian genus Garra Hamilton, 1922 [sic, 1822] (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with the description of five new species of Garra from Ethiopia, and a key to all African species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 150: 41-83. Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. & Schliewen, U.K. 2007. Congochromis, a new cichlid genus (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from central Africa, with a description of a new species from the upper Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo. American Museum Novitates, 3576: 1-14. Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J. & Mamonekene, V. 2007. Micralestes (Characiformes, Alestidae) of the lower Congo River, with a description of a new species endemic to the lower Congo River rapids in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa, 1614: 17-29. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J., Teugels, G.G. & Hopkins, C.D. 2008. Poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de basse Guinée, ouest de l'Afrique centrale - The fresh and brackish water fishes of Lower Guinea, West-Central Africa, Band 1. IRD, MNHN, MRAC, Paris, Tervuren. 800pp. Zitatseite 
  • Stiassny, M.L.J., Teugels, G.G. & Hopkins, C.D. 2008. Poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de basse Guinée, ouest de l'Afrique centrale - The fresh and brackish water fishes of Lower Guinea, West-Central Africa, Band 2. IRD, MNHN, MRAC, Paris, Tervuren. 603pp. Zitatseite 
  • Conway, K.W. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2008. Phylogenetic diagnosis of the African cyprinid genus Clypeobarbus (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae), with the rehabilitation of Clypeobarbus bomokandi. Ichthyological Research, 55 (3): 260-266. Zitatseite 


  • Stiassny, M.L.J., De Marchi, G. & Lamboj, A. 2010. A new species of Danakilia (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Abaeded in the Danakil Depression of Eritrea (East Africa). Zootaxa, #2690: 43-52. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Arroyave, J. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships and the temporal context for the diversification of African characins of the family Alestidae (Ostariophysi: Characiformes): evidence from DNA sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 60 (3): 385-397. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Lowenstein, J.H., Osmundson, T.W., Becker, S., Hanner, R. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2011. Incorporating DNA barcodes into a multi-year inventory of the fishes of the hyperdiverse Lower Congo River, with a multi-gene performance assessment of the genus Labeo as a case study. Mitochondrial DNA, 22: 52-70. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Neumann, D., Stiassny, M.L.J. & Schliewen, U.K. 2011. Two new sympatric Sarotherodon species (Pisces: Cichlidae) endemic to Lake Ejagham, Cameroon, west-central Africa, with comments on the Sarotherodon galilaeus species complex. Zootaxa, 2765: 1-20. (Research Gate) Zitatseite 
  • Monsembula Iyaba, R.J.C. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2013. Fishes of the Salonga National Park (Congo basin, central Africa): a list of species collected in the Luilaka, Salonga, and Yenge rivers (Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo). Check List, 9: 246–256. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Tougas, S. & Stiassny, M.L.J. 2014. Lamprologus markerti, a new lamprologine cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) endemic to the lower Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, west-central Africa. Zootaxa, 3852 (3): 391-400. (doi) Zitatseite