Deep-water hap

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Deep-water hap
Placidochromis electra Aquarium fish stock photo.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Placidochromis
Species: P. electra
Binomial name
Placidochromis electra
(W. E. Burgess, 1979)
  • Haplochromis electra W. E. Burgess, 1979
  • Cyrtocara electra (W. E. Burgess, 1979)

The deep-water hap (Placidochromis electra) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it prefers areas with sandy substrates, generally at depths of around 7 metres (23 ft). This species can reach a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) SL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Placidochromis electra. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Placidochromis electra" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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