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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Maylandia

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Maylandia aurora Africa 8.7 SL 1976
Maylandia barlowi Africa 8.1 SL 1986
Maylandia benetos Africa 8.1 SL 1997
Maylandia callainos Africa 8.0 SL 1992
Maylandia chrysomallos Africa 9.0 SL 1997
Maylandia cyneusmarginata Africa 8.0 SL 1997
Maylandia emmiltos Africa 8.4 SL 1997
Maylandia estherae Red zebra Africa 7.9 SL 1995
Maylandia fainzilberi Africa 12.9 TL 1976
Maylandia flavicauda Africa 10.1 SL 2016
Maylandia flavifemina Africa 8.5 SL 2006
Maylandia glaucos Africa 6.9 SL 2011
Maylandia greshakei William's mbuna Africa 13.4 TL 1984
Maylandia hajomaylandi Africa 12 TL 1984
Maylandia lanisticola Africa 6.1 SL 1976
Maylandia lombardoi Africa 8.7 SL 1977
Maylandia lundoense Africa 8.3 SL 2013
Maylandia mbenjii Africa 8.8 SL 1997
Maylandia midomo Africa 9.8 SL 2013
Maylandia mossambica Africa 8.0 SL 2011
Maylandia nigrodorsalis Africa 8.3 SL 2013
Maylandia nkhunguensis Africa 7.3 SL 2011
Maylandia pambazuko Africa 7.6 SL 2013
Maylandia phaeos Africa 8.7 SL 1997
Maylandia pulpican Africa 7.1 SL 2002
Maylandia pyrsonotos Africa 8.6 SL 1997
Maylandia sciasma Africa 7.1 SL 2011
Maylandia tarakiki Africa 11.9 SL 2013
Maylandia usisyae Africa 7.5 SL 2016
Maylandia xanstomachus Africa 12.5 TL 1989
Maylandia xanthos Africa 4.9 SL 2011
Maylandia zebra Zebra mbuna Africa 11.3 SL 1899



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