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Benthochromis tricoti.jpg
Benthochromis horii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Benthochromini
Genus: Benthochromis
Poll, 1986
Type species
Haplotaxodon tricoti
Poll, 1948

Benthochromis is a small genus of cichlid fish endemic to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Benthochromis in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ Takahashi, T. (2008). "Description of a new cichlid fish species of the genus Benthochromis (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika". Journal of Fish Biology. 72 (3): 603–613. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01727.x.