Pearl of Likoma

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Pearl of Likoma
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M. joanjohnsonae
Binomial name
Melanochromis joanjohnsonae

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.[2] 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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References

  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Melanochromis joanjohnsonae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 April 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Melanochromis joanjohnsonae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.