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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Heterochromidinae
Kullander, 1998
Genus: Heterochromis
Regan, 1922
Species: H. multidens
Binomial name
Heterochromis multidens
(Pellegrin, 1900)

Heterochromis is a genus of cichlid fish. It is the only genus of the subfamily Heterochromidinae, and contains a single species, Heterochromis multidens, which is endemic to the Congo River Basin in Central Africa. This species is more closely related to cichlids from the Americas rather than other African cichlids.[2] It can reach a total length of 29.5 cm (11.6 in).[3]


  1. ^ Moelants, T. 2010. Heterochromis multidens. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 20 April 2013.
  2. ^ Kullander SO (1998) A phylogeny and classification of the South American Cichlidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Pp. 461-498 in Malabarba, L., et al. (eds), Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fishes, Porto Alegre.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Heterochromis multidens" in FishBase. February 2013 version.