|male (front) and female (back)|
(W. E. Burgess, 1977)
Metriaclima lombardoi W. E. Burgess, 1977)
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Maylandia lombardoi, is a 13 centimetres (5.1 in) long freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae. This species is popular in the aquarium hobby where it is sold under a variety of common names including: lombardoi, kenyi or kennyi. This species is sometimes seen in the genus Metriaclima owing to a dispute in which a minority of cichlid researchers do not consider Maylandia valid (see Maylandia for discussion.
Distribution and habitat
It is endemic to the rocky shores of Mbenji Island, Lake Malawi in east Africa. The species is highly sexually dimorphic, females and juvenile males are pale white-blue with several blue-black vertical bands extending into the dorsal fin. Adult males turn bright yellow with faint brown bars crossing the body; fins are plain yellow with egg spots on the anal fin.
In the aquarium
Kenyi cichlids are sold for the aquarium hobby.
Images of Kenyi cichlids
- Dick Mills, Aquarium Fish, Dorling Kindersly Books, 2000
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Maylandia lombardoi" in FishBase. 10 2006 version.
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