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Originally, in 1948 (Myers & Harry) these fish were placed in the genus
Apistogramma. Then in 1957, Hans Frey suggested erecting a whole new genus for them: Microgeophagus (note the c). It was not, however, accepted by other scientists, as the description was not precise enough to be considered scientifically valid. In 1968 Meulengracht-madsen described the genus correctly and introduced Mikrogeophagus (with a k). This is now considered the correct name, and Microgeophagus Frey its synonym.