Haplochromis pharyngomylus

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Haplochromis pharyngomylus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Haplochromis
H. pharyngomylus
Binomial name
Haplochromis pharyngomylus
Regan, 1929

Labrochromis pharyngomylus (Regan, 1929)

Haplochromis pharyngomylus is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Victoria. This species can reach a length of 12.6 centimetres (5.0 in) SL.[2] This species feeds mainly on mollusks with both bivalves and gastropods eaten in approximately equal proportions.[2]

It is only found in the littoral and sub-littoral zone with a firm substrate such as sand or rock and it feeds on molluscs which it crushes using its pharyngeal teeth.[1]


  1. ^ a b Witte, F. & de Zeeuw, M.P. (2010). "Haplochromis pharyngomylus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T11075A3250174. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Haplochromis pharyngomylus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.