Schwetzochromis neodon

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Schwetzochromis neodon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Schwetzochromis
Poll, 1948
Species: S. neodon
Binomial name
Schwetzochromis neodon
Poll, 1948
  • Neopharynx neodon (Poll, 1948)
  • Haplochromis rheophilus Poll, 1948

Schwetzochromis neodon is a species of rheophilic cichlid endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where it is only known from the Fwa River in the Congo Basin. It can reach a length of 10.7 centimetres (4.2 in) SL.[2] It is currently the only known member of its genus, but several others that formerly were included have been moved to Orthochromis.[3]


  1. ^ Moelants, T. 2010. Schwetzochromis neodon. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 June 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Schwetzochromis neodon" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ De Vos, L.; and L. Seegers (1998). Seven new Orthochromis species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Malagarasi, Luiche and Rugufu basins (Lake Tanganyika drainage), with notes on their reproductive biology. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 9: 371-420.

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