Blue mbuna

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Blue mbuna
Labeotropheus fuelleborni in Botanic garden in Teplice (2).JPG
Labeotropheus fuelleborni crop.png
males of typical blue morph (above) and blotched morph (below)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Labeotropheus
Species: L. fuelleborni
Binomial name
Labeotropheus fuelleborni
C. G. E. Ahl, 1926

The blue mbuna (Labeotropheus fuelleborni) is a species of cichlid found in Lake Malawi where it inhabits areas with rocky substrates. This species can reach a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) SL. This species is important to local commercial fisheries as well as being found in the aquarium trade.[2] Some of its mottled forms are sometimes known as marmalade cat.

male of Labeotropheus fuelleborni

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  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Labeotropheus fuelleborni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Labeotropheus fuelleborni" in FishBase. February 2013 version.