Lionhead cichlid

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Lionhead cichlid
Steatocranus casuarius.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Tilapiini
Genus: Steatocranus
Species: S. casuarius
Binomial name
Steatocranus casuarius
Poll, 1939

The lionhead cichlid (Steatocranus casuarius), also known as African blockhead, buffalohead,[2] humphead cichlid, lionhead or lumphead is a species of rheophilic[3] cichlid native to Pool Malebo and the Congo River.[4] It uses caves for spawning.[1] This species can reach a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL.[4] This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[4]


  1. ^ a b Moelants, T. 2010. Steatocranus casuarius. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. < Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 02 June 2013.
  2. ^ African Blockhead, Buffalohead, Lionhead, Lumphead Steatocranus casuarius -
  3. ^ Steatocranus casuarius by Richard O'Brien -
  4. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Steatocranus casuarius" in FishBase. April 2013 version.