Melanochromis baliodigma

Melanochromis baliodigma is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family.

The Melanochromis baliodigma lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, depth range 5 - 5 m environment.

Above: Melanochromis baliodigma (one of two closely similar species that were formerly known as Melanochromis "blotch"), from Makanjila on the southeastern shore of Lake Malawi. According to Bowers & Stauffer (1997), this opportunistic feeder can be distinguished from its close relative, M. More

Melanochromis baliodigma, formerly known as Melanochromis "blotch", has two horizontal stripes and seven to nine brown vertical bars. M. baliodigma appears to be an opportunistic feeder, eating smaller fish and catfish eggs. More

Melanochromis baliodigma male South of Lumessi River, Lake Malawi . Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings. Melanochromis baliodigma Bowers & Stauffer, 1997 - Curator: Ad Konings. Last updated on 06-Jun-2008. More

Picture of Melanochromis baliodigma (Melanochromis sp. Blotch) More

Melanochromis baliodigma on Fish Mapper TSN 648723 (Taxonomic Serial Number) Retrieved on from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System online database. This is a cached copy. More

Common names

Melanochromis baliodigma in Catalan (Català)
馬拉維湖黑麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
馬拉維湖黑麗魚 in Unknown
马拉维湖黑丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
马拉维湖黑丽鱼 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Melanochromis
Species : Melanochromis baliodigma
Authority : Bowers & Stauffer,1997