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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Alticorpus
Stauffer & McKaye, 1988
Type species
Alticorpus mentale
Stauffer & McKaye, 1988

Alticorpus is a small genus of cichlids[1][2][3] endemic to the deep waters of Lake Malawi in Africa.


There are currently five[1][2] or six[3] recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b "Alticorpus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Alticorpus in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ a b c Eschmeyer, W. N. (30 April 2013). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 13 May 2013.