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Male redfin hap (C. borleyi)
'Kadango' population
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Copadichromis
Eccles & Trewavas, 1989
Type species
Haplochromis quadrimaculatus
Regan, 1922

Copadichromis is a genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi in Eastern Africa. Copadichromis are part of a group known as utaka and are popular with aquarists, as this genus is relatively peaceful in captivity compared to the mbuna.


There are currently 25 recognized species in this genus:[1]

In addition, several local populations are known. Most are probably colour morphs or at best subspecies. But some seem to be distinct species, such as:


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