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

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Geelhand, D.

Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Petrochromis ephippium Brichard, 1989

Photo by Geelhand, D.
 
Petrochromis ephippium
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm TL
Petrochromis famula Matthes & Trewavas, 1960

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Petrochromis famula
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Petrochromis fasciolatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Petrochromis macrognathus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Petrochromis orthognathus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Petrochromis polyodon
[]

Photo by AquaNet

Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Petrochromis trewavasae Poll, 1948

Photo by AquaNet
 
Petrochromis trewavasae
[Threadfin cichlid]
7 Species of Family Cichlidae with Genus Petrochromis
(Cichlids)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1989 Petrochromis ephippium Africa 18 TL
1960 Petrochromis famula Africa 15.1 TL
1914 Petrochromis fasciolatus Africa 15 TL
1983 Petrochromis macrognathus Africa 17.2 SL
1959 Petrochromis orthognathus Africa 16.5 TL
1898 Petrochromis polyodon Africa 21 TL
1948 Petrochromis trewavasae Threadfin cichlid Africa 18 TL



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