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 edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Labeotropheus
Species:
L. fuelleborni
Binomial name
Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Ahl, 1926
Synonyms

Labeotropheus curvirostris 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.

The specific name honours the German parasitologist and military physician Friedrich Fülleborn (1866-1933).[3]

male of Labeotropheus fuelleborni

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Konings, A. & Kasembe, J (2018). "Labeotropheus fuelleborni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T60937A47223948. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Labeotropheus fuelleborni" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (4 December 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (l-o)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 16 December 2018.