Cynotilapia zebroides

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Cynotilapia zebroides
Cynotilapia zebroides red top Likoma.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Cynotilapia
Species: C. zebroides
Binomial name
Cynotilapia zebroides

Microchromis zebroides Johnson, 1975

Cynotilapia zebroides is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known to occur around Likoma Island where it prefers shallow, rocky areas.[1] This species can reach a length of 8.6 centimetres (3.4 in) TL.[2] This species can also be found in the aquarium trade where it is known as the Mini-zebra.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Cynotilapia zebroides. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 26 April 2013.
  2. ^ Konings, A.F. (2016). Malaŵi Cichlids in their natural habitat (5th ed.). Cichlid Press. p. 447. ISBN 978-1-932892-23-9.