Threadfin cichlid

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Threadfin cichlid
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Petrochromis
Species: P. trewavasae
Binomial name
Petrochromis trewavasae
Poll, 1948
  • Perissodus trewavasae (Poll, 1948)
  • Petrochromis trewavasae trewavasae Poll, 1948

The threadfin cichlid (Petrochromis trewavasae) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika found in areas with rocky substrates on which it can graze on algae. This species can reach a length of 18 cm (7.1 in). It can be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bigirimana, C. 2006. Petrochromis trewavasae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Petrochromis trewavasae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.