Genyochromis mento

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Genyochromis mento
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Genyochromis
Trewavas, 1935
Species: G. mento
Binomial name
Genyochromis mento
Trewavas, 1935

Genyochromis mento is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa. It is also found in the aquarium trade. It is well known for biting the fins of other fish and is a scale-eater. It reaches a length of 12.6 centimetres (5.0 in) TL. It is currently the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Genyochromis mento" in FishBase. February 2013 version.