Spangled cichlid

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Spangled cichlid
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Limnochromis
Species: L. auritus
Binomial name
Limnochromis auritus
(Boulenger, 1901)

The spangled cichlid (Limnochromis auritus) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is found in deep waters. This species can reach a length of 13 centimetres (5.1 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Limnochromis auritus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 23 April 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Limnochromis auritus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.