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Eisblauer Maulbrüter Mbuna Pseudotropheus Socolofi Malawi Male P1000285.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Pseudotropheus
P. socolofi
Binomial name
Pseudotropheus socolofi

Chindongo socolofi (D.S. Johnson, 1974)

Fight of juvenile fishes
Juvenile fishes

The pindani (Pseudotropheus socolofi) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi preferring areas with sandy substrates and nearby rocks where the males establish their territories. This species can reach a length of 6.7 centimetres (2.6 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2] The specific name of this fish honours the aquarium fish trader Ross Socolof (1925-2009).[3]


  1. ^ Konings, A. & Kasembe, J (2018). "Chindongo socolofi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T61176A47238925. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pseudotropheus socolofi" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 July 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (a-g)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 13 January 2019.