Mylochromis melanonotus (Regan, 1922)
Haplochromis yellow black line
Mylochromis melanonotus
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  26 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; depth range 15 - 18 m
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widely distributed.
Biology:  Most frequently seen over sand but may also occur in the intermediate sand-rock habitat (Ref. 5595). Usually collected from trawl hauls in shallower stations. Feeds on small fish, gastropods, and lamellibranch mollusks (Ref. 267).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 21.02.91
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 08.07.03
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.03.94

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