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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Caprichromis
Eccles & Trewavas, 1989
Type species
Haplochromis orthognathus
Trewavas, 1935

Caprichromis is a small genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa. This genus contains noted paedophagous cichlids, specialising in the eating of eggs and fry of other cichlid species.[1]


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Konings, A. (2007): Paedophagy in Malawi cichlids. Cichlid News 16: 28-32.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Caprichromis in FishBase. February 2013 version.