Threadfin cichlid

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Threadfin cichlid
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Petrochromis
Species:
P. trewavasae
Binomial name
Petrochromis trewavasae
Poll, 1948
Synonyms
  • Perissodus trewavasae(Poll, 1948)
  • Petrochromis trewavasae trewavasaePoll, 1948

The threadfin cichlid (Petrochromis trewavasae) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika found in areas with rocky substrates on which it can graze on algae. This species can reach a length of 18 cm (7.1 in). It can be found in the aquarium trade. [2] The specific name of this cichlid honours the British ichthyologist Ethelwynn Trewavas (1900-1993). [3]

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References

  1. Bigirimana, C. (2006). "Petrochromis trewavasae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2006: e.T60651A12391731. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60651A12391731.en .
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Petrochromis trewavasae" in FishBase . April 2013 version.
  3. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (25 September 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (p-y)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 20 February 2019.