One-and-a-half-stripe hap

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One-and-a-half-stripe hap
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Protomelas
Species: P. insignis
Binomial name
Protomelas insignis
(Trewavas, 1935)
  • Haplochromis insignis Trewavas, 1935
  • Cyrtocara insignis (Trewavas, 1935)

The one-and-a-half-stripe hap (Protomelas insignis) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it prefers rocky areas. It is an egg-eater, seeking out and consuming the eggs of other fishes. This species can reach a length of 20.3 centimetres (8.0 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Protomelas insignis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Protomelas insignis" in FishBase. April 2013 version.