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Naevochromis chrysogaster  (Trewavas, 1935)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Naevochromis: Latin, naevus = a hypertrophied state of blood vessels of the skin, forming spots or elevations of red or puplish colour + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.5 - 8.3; dH range: 5 - 30.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?; 9°S - 15°S

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Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs all around the lake.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4988)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually seen over rocky areas. Feeds on cichlid fry or larvae as its very special diet (Ref. 5595).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Maréchal, C., 1991. Naevochromis. p. 269. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 4988)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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