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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mylochromis anaphyrmus Africa 20.4 TL 1973
Mylochromis balteatus Africa 16.2 TL 1935
Mylochromis chekopae Africa 12.2 SL 2001
Mylochromis ensatus Africa 20.7 SL 2001
Mylochromis epichorialis Africa 20 TL 1935
Mylochromis ericotaenia Africa 20.6 TL 1922
Mylochromis formosus Africa 12.7 TL 1935
Mylochromis gracilis Haplochromis torpedo stripe Africa 22 TL 1935
Mylochromis guentheri Africa 20 TL 1922
Mylochromis incola Golden mola hap Africa 19.9 TL 1935
Mylochromis labidodon Africa 18 TL 1935
Mylochromis lateristriga Basket hap Africa 20.7 TL 1864
Mylochromis melanonotus Haplochromis yellow black line Africa 26 TL 1922
Mylochromis melanotaenia Africa 20 TL 1922
Mylochromis mola Africa 18 TL 1935
Mylochromis mollis Softy hap Africa 16 TL 1935
Mylochromis obtusus Africa 22 TL 1935
Mylochromis plagiotaenia Africa 11 TL 1922
Mylochromis semipalatus Africa 18.5 TL 1935
Mylochromis sphaerodon Roundtooth hap Africa 14 TL 1922
Mylochromis spilostichus Africa 22.2 TL 1935



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