Small green utaka

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Small green utaka
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Nyassachromis
Species: N. leuciscus
Binomial name
Nyassachromis leuciscus
(Regan, 1922)
  • Haplochromis leuciscus Regan, 1922
  • Cyrtocara leucisca (Regan, 1922)
  • Cyrtocara leuciscus (Regan, 1922)

The small green utaka (Nyassachromis leuciscus) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it prefers areas with a sandy substrate. This species can reach a length of 16 centimetres (6.3 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Nyassachromis leuciscus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Nyassachromis leuciscus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.