||Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
||28 cm SL (male/unsexed)
demersal; freshwater; depth range 50 - 150 m
||Africa: Lake Malawi.
Diagnosis: teeth longer and more widely-spaced, and mouth less upwardly-angled than any known Diplotaxodon species; larger eye and less streamlined than most Rhamphochromis species; inner row teeth near symphysis of the jaws not enlarged (Ref. 55949).
Description: relatively elongated; large mouth and eye; prominent mental process (Ref. 55949).
Coloration: females and non-breeding males pale silvery-white, only slightly darker dorsally with a brownish cast; ripe/maturing males with dark grey dorsum, head, flanks, dorsal and anal fin, and with pale belly and pelvic fins (Ref. 55949).
||Found on shelf areas near the bottom (Ref. 55949). Predatory (Ref. 26712).
|IUCN Red List Status:
Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
|Threat to humans:
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