Egyptian mouthbrooder

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Egyptian mouthbrooder
Egyptian Mouthbrooder (male).jpg
Male Egyptian mouthbrooder
Egyptian Mouthbrooder (female).jpg
Female Egyptian mouthbrooder
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Pseudocrenilabrus
Species: P. multicolor
Binomial name
Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor
(Schöller, 1903)
  • Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor (Schöller, 1903)
  • Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoria Seegers, 1990
  • Chromis multicolor Schöller, 1903
  • Haplochromis multicolor (Schöller, 1903)
  • Hemihaplochromis multicolor (Schöller, 1903)
  • Paratilapia multicolor (Schöller, 1903)

The Egyptian mouthbrooder (Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor) is a species of cichlid. This small mouthbrooder reaches about 8 cm (3.1 in) in length, and is found in rivers, lakes, and other freshwater habitats in Eastern Africa from Egypt and as far south as Tanzania. The common name Egyptian mouthbrooder is often limited to its northern nominate subspecies, in which case the southern P. m. victoriae is called the dwarf Victoria mouthbrooder. The exact distribution limit between the two subspecies is unknown.[2][3]


  1. ^ Azeroual, A., Hanssens, M. & Twongo, T. 2010. Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor ssp. multicolor. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 26 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor" in FishBase. April 2011 version.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae" in FishBase. April 2011 version.