Melanochromis vermivorus Trewavas, 1935
Purple mbuna
photo by O'Brien, S.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed); 6.9 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 7 - 8.5; dH range: 10 - 15
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Malawi (Ref. 5663, 89864).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Forms schools (Ref. 4364).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 19 June 2018 (B1a+2a) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 01.03.91
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.08.94
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.03.94

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