Malawi Cichlid Photo Index

A

Alticorpus - Containing five formally described species, and at least 2 undescribed species

Aristochromis - Only one species in this genus

Astatotilapia - Astatotilapia is a genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa

Aulonocara - Aulonocara species are also known as peacock cichlids

B

Buccochromis - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa

C

Caprichromis - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic tol ake Malawi in east Africa

Champsochromis - Small genus of cichlid fishes endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa

Cheilochromis - Only one species in this genus

Chilotilapia - Only one species in this genus

Corematodus - Small genus of cichlids with only two species

Copadichromis - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in eastern Africa

Ctenopharynx - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids from east Africa

Ctenochromis - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa

Cyathochromis - Only one species in this genus

Cynotilapia - Mbuna flock the rock-dwelling fishes of lake Malawi

Cyrtocara - Only one species in this genus

D

Diplotaxodon - Genus of 7 formally described and at least 15 undescribed deep-water species

Dimidiochromis - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa

Docimodus - Small genus of cichlid fish endemic to east Africa

E

Eclectochromis - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa

Exochochromis - Only one species in this genus

F

Fossorochromis - Only one species in this genus

G

Genyochromis - Only one species in this genus

Gephyrochromis - Small genus of cichlid fish

H

Haplochromis - Ray-finned fish genus in the family cichlidae (UPDATED)

Hemitaeniochromis - Only one species in this genus

Hemitilapia - Only one species in this genus

I

Iodotropheus - Genus endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa, currently includes 3 species

L

Labeotropheus - Includes at least 2 species, each with a number of subspecies or races.

Labidochromis - Commonly crossbreed recommended to only have one species from this genus

Lethrinops - Known as the sandeaters or sandsifters

Lichnochromis - Only one species in this genus

M

Maravichromis - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in eastern Africa

Maylandia - They belong to the Mbuna (rock-dwelling) Haplochromines

Mchenga - Mchenga is a small genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa

Melanochromis - They belong to the Mbuna (rock-dwelling) Haplochromines

Metriaclima - They belong to the Mbuna (rock-dwelling) Haplochromines

Mylochromis - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in eastern Africa

N

Naevochromis - Only one species in this genus

Nimbochromis - Known as sleeper cichlids due to their unique hunting behaviour

Nyassachromis - Open-water mouthbrooders, an ecological niche known as Utaka to locals

O

Oreochromis - Genus contains more than 30 species

Otopharynx - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in eastern Africa

P

Pallidochromis - Only one species in this genus

Petrochromis - Genus of 7 formally described cichlid species and at least 7 undescribed species

Petrotilapia - Genus of fish in the cichlidae family

Placidochromis - Genus of cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in eastern Africa

Platygnathochromis - Only one species in this genus

Protomelas - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa

Pseudotropheus - Genus of rock dwelling (Mbuna) cichlids found in lake Malawi

R

Rhamphochromis - Numerous species all of which are latterally compressed pursuit predators

S

Sciaenochromis - Genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa

Serranochromis - Ray-finned fish genus in the family cichlidae

Stigmatochromis - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi east Africa

T

Tramitichromis - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa

Taeniochromis - Only one species in this genus

Taeniolethrinops - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa

Trematocranus - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa

Tilapia - Nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the Tilapiine cichlid tribe

Tyrannochromis - Small genus of Haplochromine cichlids endemic to east Africa