Petrotilapia tridentiger

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Petrotilapia tridentiger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Petrotilapia
Species: P. tridentiger
Binomial name
Petrotilapia tridentiger
Trewavas, 1935

Petrotilapia tridentiger is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it prefers shallow waters with rocky substrates. This species can reach a length 17 centimetres (6.7 in) TL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Petrotilapia tridentiger. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Petrotilapia tridentiger" in FishBase. April 2013 version.