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

(See list of species below)



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15 species (see list below)

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Photo by Schüür, G.

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

Photo by Schüür, G.
 
Melanochromis auratus
[Golden mbuna]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Melanochromis baliodigma
[]

Photo by Di Pietro, U.

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

Photo by Di Pietro, U.
 
Melanochromis chipokae
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Melanochromis dialeptos Bowers & Stauffer, 1997

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanochromis dialeptos
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Melanochromis heterochromis
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

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

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Melanochromis kaskazini
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Bowers & Stauffer, 1997

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis loriae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis melanopterus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Melanochromis mossambiquensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Melanochromis mpoto
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis robustus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Melanochromis simulans
[]

Photo by O'Brien, S.

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

Photo by O'Brien, S.
 
Melanochromis vermivorus
[Purple mbuna]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Melanochromis wochepa
[]
15 Species of Family Cichlidae with Genus Melanochromis
(Cichlids)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1897 Melanochromis auratus Golden mbuna Africa 11 TL
1997 Melanochromis baliodigma Africa 8.6 SL
1975 Melanochromis chipokae Africa 12 SL
1997 Melanochromis dialeptos Africa 7.9 SL
1993 Melanochromis heterochromis Africa 9.7 SL
2009 Melanochromis kaskazini Africa 10.4 SL
1997 Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Africa 8.7 SL
1975 Melanochromis loriae Africa 11.4 SL
1935 Melanochromis melanopterus Africa 11.4 SL
2009 Melanochromis mossambiquensis Africa 7.6 SL
2012 Melanochromis mpoto Africa 9.1 SL
1985 Melanochromis robustus Africa 12.4 SL
1973 Melanochromis simulans Africa 7.4 SL
1935 Melanochromis vermivorus Purple mbuna Africa 7.4 SL
2009 Melanochromis wochepa Africa 6.5 SL



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