Melanochromis loriae

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Melanochromis loriae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Melanochromis
Species: M. loriae
Binomial name
Melanochromis loriae
D. S. Johnson, 1975

Melanochromis loriae is a species of cichlid in the Cichlidae endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known to occur around Chipoka Island. This species can reach a length of 12.5 centimetres (4.9 in) TL.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Melanochromis loriae. 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 loriae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.