Heterochromis multidens

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Heterochromis multidens
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Heterochromidinae
Genus: Heterochromis
Regan, 1922
Species: H. multidens
Binomial name
Heterochromis multidens
(Pellegrin, 1900)

Heterochromis multidens is a species of cichlid fish endemic to the Congo River Basin in Central Africa. It is the only member of its genus, and the only member of the subfamily Heterochromidinae. This species is likely more closely related to cichlids from the Americas rather than other African cichlids.[2] It can reach a length of 29.5 centimetres (11.6 in) TL.[3]


  1. ^ Moelants, T. 2010. Heterochromis multidens. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2013.
  2. ^ Kullander SO (1998) A phylogeny and classification of the South American Cichlidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Pp. 461-498 in Malabarba, L., et al. (eds), Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fishes, Porto Alegre.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Heterochromis multidens" in FishBase. February 2013 version.