Maylandia elegans

Maylandia elegans is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family.

The Maylandia elegans lives in the demersal, freshwater, depth range 6 - 76 m environment.

The above adult male Maylandia elegans was trawled on 5 August 1971 in 60-90 feet (18-27 meters) off Chembe, Cape Maclear, in southern Lake Malawi (photo copyright More

Maylandia elegans, sister species of M. livingstonii, has similar shell-entering habits when immature. More

Common names

Hienomalawinahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Mbuna in Nyanja
Mbuna in Tonga (faka Tonga)
华拟丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
華擬麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Maylandia
Species : Maylandia elegans
Authority : Trewavas, 1935