Ophthalmotilapia heterodonta

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Ophthalmotilapia heterodonta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Ectodini
Genus: Ophthalmotilapia
Species: O. heterodonta
Binomial name
Ophthalmotilapia heterodonta
(Poll & Matthes, 1962)
  • Ophthalmochromis ventralis heterodontus Poll & Matthes, 1962
  • Ophthalmochromis heterodontus Poll & Matthes, 1962
  • Ophthalmotilapia ventralis heterodonta (Poll & Matthes, 1962)

Ophthalmotilapia heterodonta is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is only known from the northern end of the lake. It can reach a length of 14.4 centimetres (5.7 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Bigirimana, C. 2006. Ophthalmotilapia heterodonta. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Ophthalmotilapia heterodonta" in FishBase. April 2013 version.