Naevochromis chrysogaster

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Naevochromis chrysogaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Naevochromis
Eccles & Trewavas, 1989
Species: N. chrysogaster
Binomial name
Naevochromis chrysogaster
(Trewavas, 1935)

Naevochromis chrysogaster is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it prefers areas with rocky substrates. This species has a specialized diet, feeding on the fry and larvae of other cichlids. It reaches a length of 17.9 centimetres (7.0 in) TL. This species is also seen in the aquarium trade where it goes by the name Haplochromis Jack Dempsey. It is currently the only known member of its genus.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Naevochromis chrysogaster. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Naevochromis chrysogaster" in FishBase. February 2013 version.