Pseudotropheus heteropictus

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Pseudotropheus heteropictus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Pseudotropheus
Species: P. heteropictus
Binomial name
Pseudotropheus heteropictus
Staeck, 1980

Maylandia heteropicta Staeck, 1980

Pseudotropheus heteropictus is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known from Thumbi West Island. This species can reach a length of 8.6 centimetres (3.4 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Pseudotropheus heteropictus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <[ Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 24 April 2013.
  2. ^ Konings, A.F. (2016). Malaŵi Cichlids in their natural habitat (5 ed.). Cichlid Press. p. 447. ISBN 978-1-932892-23-9.