Melanochromis dialeptos

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Melanochromis dialeptos
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Melanochromis
Species: M. dialeptos
Binomial name
Melanochromis dialeptos

Melanochromis dialeptos is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known from rocky habitats near Masinje. This species can grow to a length of 7.9 centimetres (3.1 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Melanochromis dialeptos. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 26 April 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Melanochromis dialeptos" in FishBase. February 2013 version.