Cyprichromini

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Cyprichromini
Cyprichromis leptosoma.jpg
Cyprichromis leptosoma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Cyprichromini
Poll, 1986
Genera

Cyprichromini is a tribe of African cichlids, containing seven species in two genera: Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis. Most species are endemic to Lake Tanganyika; only C. microlepidotus has also been seen in eastern Tanzania.

The members of this tribe are small elongated fish found in schools in open waters where they feed on plankton.[1] They are mouthbrooders.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, M.P. (1998). Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids, p. 9. ISBN 0-7641-0615-5

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