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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Petrochromis

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

Photo by Photo by Geelhand, D.
 
Petrochromis ephippium
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Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm TL
Petrochromis famula Matthes & Trewavas, 1960

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Petrochromis famula
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Petrochromis fasciolatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Petrochromis horii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Petrochromis macrognathus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Petrochromis orthognathus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Petrochromis polyodon Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by NRM Ichthyology Collection Database
 
Petrochromis polyodon
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Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Petrochromis trewavasae Poll, 1948

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Petrochromis trewavasae
[Threadfin cichlid]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Petrochromis ephippium Africa 18 TL 1989
Petrochromis famula Africa 15.1 TL 1960
Petrochromis fasciolatus Africa 15 TL 1914
Petrochromis horii Africa 13.8 SL 2014
Petrochromis macrognathus Africa 17.2 SL 1983
Petrochromis orthognathus Africa 16.5 TL 1959
Petrochromis polyodon Africa 21 TL 1898
Petrochromis trewavasae Threadfin cichlid Africa 18 TL 1948



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