Maylandia Lombardoi

Metriaclima Lombardoi, Pseudotropheus Lombardoi

Maylandia Lombardoi, is a 13 cm (5 in) freshwater fish from the family cichlidae. This mbuna species is popular in the aquarium hobby where it is sold under a variety of common names including: lombardoi, kenyi or kennyi. The correct name of its genus is not clear; some authors prefer Maylandia, others Metriaclima.

It is endemic to the rocky shores of Mbenji Island, lake Malawi in east Africa. The species is highly sexually dimorphic, females and jevenile males are pale white-blue with several blue-black vertical bands extending into the dorsal fin. Adult males turn bright yellow with faint brown bars crossing the body; fins are plain yellow with egg spots on the anal fin. Like most mbuna cichlids, this species is a maternal mouthbrooder. When mouthbrooding, females may defend a small territory and assume the colouration of males.

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Maylandia Lombardoi

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Maylandia Lombardoi

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Maylandia Lombardoi

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