Sciaenochromis psammophilus Konings, 1993
Electric blue kande
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 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
 Max. size:  11.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 30 m
 Distribution:  Africa: Lake Malawi.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Melanin pattern showing 9-11 vertical bars; dorsal head profile convex; lower head profile straight and almost horizontal (Ref. 40899).
 Biology:  Found in sandy areas (Ref. 40899). Feeds on small cichlids, possibly small invertebrates as well (Ref. 40899). Breeding males protect an area of about 2 meters in diameter with a nest located at its center (Ref. 40899).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.01.03
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.01.03

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