Placidochromis subocularis

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Placidochromis subocularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Placidochromis
Species: P. subocularis
Binomial name
Placidochromis subocularis
(Günther, 1894)
  • Chromis subocularis Günther, 1894
  • Cyrtocara subocularis (Günther, 1894)
  • Haplochromis subocularis (Günther, 1894)
  • Maravichromis subocularis (Günther, 1894)
  • Mylochromis subocularis (Günther, 1894)
  • Tilapia subocularis (Günther, 1894)

Placidochromis subocularis is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it is found where sandy and rocky zones meet or over sandy substrates at depths of from 15 to 18 metres (49 to 59 ft). It feeds on aquatic invertebrates including snails. This species can reach a length of 16.2 centimetres (6.4 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Placidochromis subocularis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Placidochromis ''" in FishBase. April 2013 version.