Dimidiochromis compressiceps (Boulenger, 1908)
Malawi eyebiter
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  23 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 8 - 8; dH range: 9 - 19
Distribution:  Africa: widely distributed in Lake Malawi, upper Shire River and Lake Malombe.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: easily recognised by its compressed head and body (Ref. 55954).
Biology:  Lives in vegetated areas in shallow water. Feeds on small fishes, mainly juvenile Utaka or other shoaling species (Ref. 5595).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 June 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 18.02.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.03.94

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