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Maylandia zebra (Zebra mbuna; Zebra Malawi Cichlid; Malawi blue cichlid; Blue mbuna)

Synonyms: Metriaclima zebra; Pseudotropheus zebra; Tilapia zebra
Language: Danish; Finnish; Mandarin Chinese; Nyanja; Polish; Tonga; Tumbuka; Yao

Wikipedia Abstract

The zebra mbuna (Maylandia zebra) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in Africa. This species can reach a length of 11.3 cm (4.4 in). It feeds on aufwuchs, a surface layer of mostly algal material that grows on rocks. This cichlid is a mouthbrooder and the female broods the eggs in her mouth for about three weeks. This fish can sometimes be found in the aquarium trade.
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Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[1]

Predators

Ceryle rudis (Pied Kingfisher)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthogyrus tilapiae[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs on the northwestern coast between Cape Manulo and Kande Islands. Also found on Jalo Reef, at Namalenje Islands, Cape Maclear, Monkey Bay, Boadzulu Islands and Nkopola. On the eastern part, occurs at Fort Maguire,; Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs on the northwestern coast between Cape Manulo and Kande Islands. Also found on Jalo Reef, at Namalenje Islands, Cape Maclear, Monkey Bay, Boadzulu Islands and Nkopola. On the eastern part, occurs at Fort Maguire, Masinje on Likoma and Chisumulu Islands (Ref. 5595).; Ethiopian; Lake Malawi; Malawi;

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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