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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Ctenopharynx
Eccles & Trewavas, 1989
Type species
Hemichromis intermedius
Günther, 1864

Ctenopharynx is a small genus of haplochromine cichlids from East Africa. Two of its species are endemic to Lake Malawi, while the third occurs in Lake Malawi and the upper reaches of the Shire River.


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


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