Threespot torpedo

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Threespot torpedo
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Haplochromini
Genus: Exochochromis
Eccles & Trewavas, 1989
Species:
E. anagenys
Binomial name
Exochochromis anagenys

Exochochromis anagenys, the threespot torpedo, is a species of haplochromine cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa where it has been found around Thumbi West Island and in the southeastern part of the lake. It is also found in the aquarium trade. This species reaches a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) SL. It is currently the only known member of its genus. [2]

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References

  1. Konings, A.; Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. (2018). "Exochochromis anagenys". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2018: e.T60912A47222254. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T60912A47222254.en .
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Exochochromis anagenys" in FishBase . February 2013 version.