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Etia

                                               

Gobiocichla

                                               

Hemibates

Hemibates is a genus of cichlid from the tribe Bathybatini of the subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae. They are endemic to Lake Tanganyika. They are piscivorous. The genus was considered to be monospecific until the description of Hemibates koningsi in ...

                                               

Interochromis

                                               

Iodotropheus

Iodotropheus is a small genus of cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi in east Africa. The genus is distinguished from other genera of mbuna by the upper lip which is usually connected medially to the skin of the snout by a frenum, by its small, termin ...

                                               

Lamprologus

Lamprologus is a genus of fishes from the cichlid family. They are native to Lake Tanganyika and the Congo River Basin in Africa. The type species for this genus is Lamprologus congoensis, a species from the Congo River. The genus is under some r ...

                                               

Maskaheros

There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus: Maskaheros regani R. R. Miller, 1974 Almoloya cichlid. Maskaheros argenteus Allgayer, 1991 White cichlid.

                                               

Mbipia

Mbipia is a putative genus of haplochromine cichlids which is endemic to Lake Victoria. This taxa within the genus Mbipia are currently considered by FishBase to be contained within Haplochromis until a comprehensive review of that genus is condu ...

                                               

Microchromis

                                               

Mikrogeophagus

Mikrogeophagus is a genus of small cichlids native to the Amazon and Orinoco basins in South America. Both species are popular with aquarists, especially M. ramirezi. These species spawn on flat rocks or leaves and not in caves like fishes from c ...

                                               

Myaka

                                               

Pallidochromis

                                               

Pelvicachromis

Pelvicachromis is a genus of small, brightly coloured cichlids from tropical West Africa and Central Africa. They typically inhabit soft, acidic water. All species form monogamous pairs, and use the caves as spawning sites. Most of them are easil ...

                                               

Ptychochromoides

Ptychochromoides is a genus of cichlids endemic to Madagascar. Of the three described species, two are critically endangered and one was considered extinct until rediscovered in late 2010.

                                               

Rheoheros

There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus: Rheoheros lentiginosus Steindachner, 1864 Freckled cichlid. Rheoheros coeruleus Stawikowski & U. Werner, 1987.

                                               

Rocio

There are currently four recognized species in this genus: Rocio spinosissima Vaillant & Pellegrin, 1902 – Lake Izabal basin, Guatemala. Rocio gemmata Contreras-Balderas & Schmitter-Soto, 2007 – from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Rocio octofasci ...

                                               

Rondonacara

                                               

Variabilichromis

                                               

Vieja

Vieja is a genus of fish from the family Cichlidae. The geographic distribution of the genus is limited to Pacific slope of Middle America from Rio Tequistlan in Mexico south to Lago Coatepeque in El Salvador, Atlantic slope of Middle America fro ...

                                               

Wallaceochromis

Wallaceochromis is a genus of fish in the family Cichlidae and subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae endemic to West Africa. The name of this genus honours the British naturalist and coproponent of the theory of evolution through natural selection, Alfre ...

                                               

Astronotini

                                               

Chaetobranchini

Chaetobranchini is a tribe of the subfamily Cichlinae, the American cichlids. They are distributed from the river basin of the Orinoco and the Guianas south to the basins of the Rio Parana and Rio Paraguay. The two recognised genera of the Chaeto ...

                                               

Cichlini

                                               

Geophagini

Geophagini is a tribe of cichlids from the subfamily Cichlinae, the American cichlids. It is the sister taxon to the clade which includes the Cichlasomatini and Heroini. Fishes in the Geophagini are distributed from Panama south to Argentina, it ...

                                               

Retroculini

                                               

Bathybatini

Bathybatini is a tribe of cichlids endemic to Lake Tanganyika in Africa. They are mostly found in relatively deep waters and mainly feed on fish or plankton. They are mouthbrooders. This tribe is sometimes limited to Bathybates, in this case, Hem ...

                                               

Chromidotilapiini

Chromidotilapiini is a tribe of small cichlids from tropical West and Middle Africa. There are thirteen genera and over fifty described species in this tribe.

                                               

Cyprichromini

Cyprichromini is a tribe of African cichlids, containing seven species in two genera: Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis. Most species are endemic to Lake Tanganyika, only C. microlepidotus has also been seen in eastern Tanzania. The members of th ...

                                               

Ectodini

Ectodini is a tribe of cichlids that are endemic to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. They live in the benthic zone. Most of the genera in this tribe are monotypic. These fishes show diverse morphology and behaviour and the tribe includes taxa whic ...

                                               

Eretmodini

Eretmodini is a tribe of African cichlids. It contains five species of freshwater fish endemic to Lake Tanganyika. They are small fish with reduced swim bladders that are found near the bottom in the turbulent, coastal surf zone. They are mouthbr ...

                                               

Greenwoodochromini

                                               

Hemichromini

Hemichromini is a tribe of African cichlids. The group consists of 14 species of freshwater fish from two genera: one species in Anomalochromis and the remaining in Hemichromis.

                                               

Heterotilapiini

                                               

Lamprologini

Lamprologini is a tribe of African cichlid fishes. It contains seven genera and nearly 100 species. Over half of the species in this tribe are in the large genus Neolamprologus. Most genera in the tribe are endemic to Lake Tanganyika, but one spe ...

                                               

Limnochromini

There are six genera within the tribe Limnochromini: Reganochromis Whitley, 1929. (Уитли Reganochromis, 1929) Gnathochromis Poll, 1981. (Опрос Gnathochromis, 1981) Tangachromis Poll 1981. (Опрос Tangachromis 1981) Triglachromis Poll & Thys van de ...

                                               

Oreochromini

Oreochromini is a tribe of cichlids in the Pseudocrenilabrinae subfamily that is native to Africa and Western Asia, but a few species have been widely introduced to other parts of the world. It was formerly considered to be part of the tribe Tila ...

                                               

Perissodini

Perissodini is a tribe of African cichlids, containing three genera of freshwater fish found only in Lake Tanganyika. One of his genera, Haplotaxodon, it feeds on small fish and zooplankton. Two other genera specialized in nutrition Scales from o ...

                                               

Tilapiine cichlid

The Tilapiini are a tribe within the family Cichlidae commonly known as tilapiine cichlids. Formerly this tribe contained many other genera and species, including the economically important Oreochromis and Sarotherodon, but a taxonomic review fou ...

                                               

Tropheini

                                               

Acaronia vultuosa

The spangled cichlid is a species of cichlid found throughout the Orinoco Basin, including the Casiquiare, Inirida River, and the Vichada River, as well as the Rio Negro. This species can reach a length of 12 centimetres TL. It inhabits the water ...

                                               

Amatitlania siquia

                                               

Andinoacara stalsbergi

Andinoacara stalsbergi is a species of South American freshwater fish in the family Cichlidae. It was previously included in A. rivulatus, but was described as a separate species in 2009. The specific name honours the Norwegian aquarist Alf Stals ...

                                               

Apistogrammoides

Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis is a South American dwarf cichlid that reaches up to 2.7 cm in standard length. This fish is found in the western Amazon basin, including the systems of the lower Ucayali, lower Japura and upper Amazon River, in Per ...

                                               

Bluemouth cichlid

The Bluemouth cichlid is a species of cichlid found in Middle America. It is distributed in the Usumacinta River basin in Mexico and Guatemala. This species is the only known member of its genus. The specific name honours the French cichlid speci ...

                                               

Caquetaia kraussii

Caquetaia kraussii is a species of fish endemic to the basin of the Atrato, Cauca, Magdalena, as well as the basin of Lake Maracaibo. The fish has been introduced to the Orinoco River basin. The specific name honours the German naturalist Christi ...

                                               

Caquetaia spectabilis

Caquetaia spectabilis is a species of fish endemic to the basins of the Amazon River, Madeira River, and Uatumã River, as well as the Araguari and the Branco Rivers. The species is an ambush predator that lives among the vegetation on the banks o ...

                                               

Cincelichthys pearsei

                                               

Congochromis

There are currently five recognized species in this genus: Congochromis pugnatus Stiassny & Schliewen, 2007. Congochromis dimidiatus Pellegrin, 1900. Congochromis sabinae Lamboj, 2005. Congochromis robustus Lamboj, 2012. Congochromis squamiceps B ...

                                               

Coptodon ejagham

Coptodon ejagham is a species of fish in the cichlid family. It is endemic to Lake Ejagham in western Cameroon. It was only scientifically described in 2010 and has therefore not been rated by the IUCN, but it likely faces the same risks as the c ...

                                               

Coptodon fusiforme

Coptodon fusiforme is a species of fish in the cichlid family. It is endemic to Lake Ejagham in western Cameroon. It was only scientifically described in 2010 and has therefore not been rated by the IUCN, but it likely faces the same risks as the ...

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