||Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
||24.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range 50 - 148 m
||Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs south of Mumbo Island and Cape Maclear.
Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 10-11. Diagnosis: laterally compressed body; hugh, upwardly directed mouth; eye relatively small; largest known member of the genus (Ref. 55949).
Description: deep body; very large, steeply angled, upwardly pointing mouth; usually a markedly projecting lower jaw (Ref. 55949).
Coloration: females and non-breeding males silvery and countershaded; large fish tend to have a purplish sheen, while smaller ones are more brownish; snout usually grey with purple sheen; ripe males with silvery flanks, but head, snout, dorsum, chin, belly and fins black; dorsal fin lappets white; 3-5 pale yellow or white eggspots in a single row on anal fin (Ref. 55949).
||Found in reef and shelf zones; feeds on small cichlids (Ref. 55949)
|IUCN Red List Status:
Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
|Threat to humans:
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