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

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Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm TL
Thoracochromis albolabris (Trewavas & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969)

Photo by Photo by Schraml, E.
 
Thoracochromis albolabris
[Thicklipped happy]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.8 cm TL

 
Thoracochromis bakongo
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Africa
Max. Length 10.1 cm TL
Thoracochromis brauschi (Poll & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Thoracochromis brauschi
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Africa
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Thoracochromis buysi (Penrith, 1970)

Photo by Photo by Albering, J.
 
Thoracochromis buysi
[Namib happy]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.2 cm TL

 
Thoracochromis callichromus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Thoracochromis demeusii
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Africa
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Thoracochromis fasciatus (Perugia, 1892)

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Thoracochromis fasciatus
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Max. Length 11.5 cm TL

 
Thoracochromis lucullae
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No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Thoracochromis moeruensis
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Africa
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Thoracochromis schwetzi (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Thoracochromis schwetzi
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No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm TL

 
Thoracochromis stigmatogenys
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No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Thoracochromis wingatii
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12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Thoracochromis albolabris Thicklipped happy Africa 15.1 TL 1969
Thoracochromis bakongo Africa 10.8 TL 1964
Thoracochromis brauschi Africa 10.1 TL 1965
Thoracochromis buysi Namib happy Africa 14 TL 1970
Thoracochromis callichromus Africa 12.2 TL 1948
Thoracochromis demeusii Africa 13 TL 1899
Thoracochromis fasciatus Africa 12 TL 1892
Thoracochromis lucullae Africa 11.5 TL 1913
Thoracochromis moeruensis Africa 10 TL 1899
Thoracochromis schwetzi Africa 8.3 SL 1967
Thoracochromis stigmatogenys Africa 10.5 TL 1913
Thoracochromis wingatii Africa 5.3 SL 1902



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