Pearl of Likoma
|Pearl of Likoma|
(D. S. Johnson, 1974)
The Pearl of Likoma (Melanochromis joanjohnsonae) is a species of cichlid in the Cichlidae endemic to Lake Malawi where it is native to rocky areas around Likoma Island and it has been introduced to Thumbi West Island. This species can reach a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade. Males are blue, while females are a greenish blue with rows of yellowish spots and shiny gills. They feed on crustaceans, insects, and larvae.
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