Otopharynx auromarginatus (Boulenger, 1908)
Golden-margined hap
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  24.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Malawi and Upper ShirĂ© River (Ref. 4991).
Diagnosis:  Description: mostly deep-bodied; outer teeth in oral jaws bicuspid; dorsal and anal fin of largest specimens somewhat elongated (Ref. 55954).
Biology:  Common at 10 m depth and prefers the area where non-breeding individuals congregate into schools over the sandy part of the biotope. Feeds on phytoplankton or takes its food from the somewhat muddy layer on the substrate (Ref. 5595).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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