Protomelas similis

Protomelas similis

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Chordata

Class:
Actinopterygii

Order:
Perciformes

Family:
Cichlidae

Genus:
Protomelas

Species:
P. similis

Binomial name

Protomelas similis
(Regan, 1922)

Synonyms

Haplochromis similis Regan, 1922
Cyrtocara similis (Regan, 1922)

Protomelas similis is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it prefers shallow waters with plentiful vegetation. This species can reach a length of 18 centimetres (7.1 in) TL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]
References[edit]

^ Kasembe, J. 2006. Protomelas similis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.
^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). “Protomelas similis” in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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