Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Cichlidae > Cyrtocara > Cyrtocara moorii

Cyrtocara moorii (Hump-head)

Synonyms: Cyrtocara moorei; Cyrtocara moori; Haplochromis moori; Haplochromis moorii
Language: Danish; Finnish; German; Mandarin Chinese; Nyanja; Tonga; Tumbuka

Wikipedia Abstract

Cyrtocara moorii, commonly known as the Hump-head, is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in east Africa where they prefer areas with sandy substrates. It can grow to a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) TL. The species is popular among aquarium keepers where it is known as the hump-head cichlid, blue dolphin cichlid, Malawi dolphin or simply as moorii. It is currently the only known member of its genus.
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Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi; widespread.; Ethiopian; Lake Malawi; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Rep. of;

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