Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus

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Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Nimbochromis
N. fuscotaeniatus
Binomial name
Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
(Regan, 1922)
  • Haplochromis fuscotaeniatus Regan, 1922
  • Cyrtocara fuscotaeniatus (Regan, 1922)
  • Cyrtocara fuscotaeniata (Regan, 1922)

Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus (spothead hap, fuscotaeniatus hap) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe.[1] Males of this species can reach a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL while the females grow to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2] It is an ambush predator and feeds on smaller cichlids. Females are smaller than males and a brownish color, while males are larger and blue in color. The species is a mouthbrooder that spawns readily in the aquarium.

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  1. ^ a b Konings, A. (2018). "Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T60889A47220793. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.