Lethrinops microdon

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Lethrinops microdon
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Lethrinops
L. microdon
Binomial name
Lethrinops microdon

Lethrinops microdon is an endangered species of cichlid endemic to the southern part of Lake Malawi[2] where it occurs at depths of 35 to 100 metres (115 to 328 ft) in areas with soft substrates. This species grow to a length of 13.1 centimetres (5.2 in) SL.[3] The species is threatened by trawl fisheries and has greatly declined but little is known about its population and distribution within Lake Malawi, it is given a status of Data Deficient by the IUCN.[1]


  1. ^ a b Darwall, W.R.T. (2018). "Lethrinops microdon". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T61043A47230461. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Lethrinops microdon summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Lethrinops microdon" in FishBase. February 2013 version.