Corematodus taeniatus Trewavas, 1935
Corematodus taeniatus
photo by Turner, G.F.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  19 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Often seen with other sand-dwelling cichlids. Although it prefers shallow water, it may penetrate deeper layers as well. Feeds on small scales of fins and peduncle of haplochromines (Maravichromis sp.) (Ref. 5595).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 June 2018 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 22.02.91
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 07.11.01
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.08.94

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