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Buccochromis rhoadesii male.jpg
Buccochromis rhoadesii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Buccochromis
Eccles & Trewavas, 1989
Type species
Paratilapia nototaenia
Boulenger, 1902

Buccochromis is a genus of relatively large haplochromine cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi and the upper Shire River in East Africa.


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


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Buccochromis in FishBase. February 2013 version.