Tropheops microstoma (Trewavas, 1935)
Tropheops microstoma
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  9.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs in Monkey Bay, Mvunguti, Domwe Island and Otter Point in Lake Malawi.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in both sediment-rich and sediment-free habitats. Prefers calm waters of sheltered bays. Feeds from the rocks and tears algae from the substrate. Invertebrates have also been recorded from the stomachs (Ref. 5595).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 19 June 2018 (B1a+2a) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.03.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 12.05.10

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