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

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Africa
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger, 1897)

Photo by Photo by Schüür, G.
 
Melanochromis auratus
[Golden mbuna]
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Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Melanochromis baliodigma
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Africa
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Melanochromis chipokae Johnson, 1975

Photo by Photo by Di Pietro, U.
 
Melanochromis chipokae
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Africa
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL
Melanochromis dialeptos Bowers & Stauffer, 1997

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanochromis dialeptos
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Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Melanochromis heterochromis
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Africa
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Melanochromis kaskazini Konings-Dudin, Konings & Stauffer, 2009

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Melanochromis kaskazini
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Africa
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Bowers & Stauffer, 1997

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes
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No picture found

Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis loriae
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No picture found

Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis melanopterus
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Melanochromis mossambiquensis
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No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Melanochromis mpoto
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No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis robustus
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis simulans
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Africa
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Melanochromis vermivorus Trewavas, 1935

Photo by Photo by O'Brien, S.
 
Melanochromis vermivorus
[Purple mbuna]
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Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Melanochromis wochepa
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15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Melanochromis auratus Golden mbuna Africa 11 TL 1897
Melanochromis baliodigma Africa 8.6 SL 1997
Melanochromis chipokae Africa 12 SL 1975
Melanochromis dialeptos Africa 8.0 SL 1997
Melanochromis heterochromis Africa 9.7 SL 1993
Melanochromis kaskazini Africa 10.4 SL 2009
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Africa 8.7 SL 1997
Melanochromis loriae Africa 11.4 SL 1975
Melanochromis melanopterus Africa 11.4 SL 1935
Melanochromis mossambiquensis Africa 7.6 SL 2009
Melanochromis mpoto Africa 9.1 SL 2012
Melanochromis robustus Africa 12.4 SL 1985
Melanochromis simulans Africa 7.4 SL 1973
Melanochromis vermivorus Purple mbuna Africa 7.4 SL 1935
Melanochromis wochepa Africa 6.5 SL 2009



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