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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Tilapiini
Genus: Danakilia
Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969
Type species
Tilapia franchettii
Vinciguerra, 1931

Danakilia is a genus of cichlids native to northeastern Africa where they are only known from saline lakes in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia and Eritrea.


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

See also[edit]

  • Alcolapia – another cichlid genus from warm, saline lakes in Africa.


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