Cunningtonia longiventralis

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Cunningtonia longiventralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Ectodini
Genus: Cunningtonia
Boulenger, 1906
Species: C. longiventralis
Binomial name
Cunningtonia longiventralis
Boulenger, 1906

Cunningtonia longiventralis is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa where it is found near rocky shores. It eats floating plankton. This species reaches a length of 14 centimetres (5.5 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade. As of 2011 it is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cunningtonia longiventralis" in FishBase. February 2013 version.