Protomelas virgatus

The Protomelas virgatus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Protomelas virgatus male at Lake Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings. Protomelas virgatus (Trewavas, 1935) - Curator: Ad Konings. Last updated on 12-Sep-2007. More

Protomelas virgatus on Fish Mapper TSN 649260 (Taxonomic Serial Number) Retrieved on from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System online database. This is a cached copy. More

Protomelas Virgatus GomeProtomelas Virgatus GomeI had a trio of these...apparently one got chased outta the tank...had them in my peacock/hap tank but noticed that one was growing more than the other.... More

Protomelas virgatus is living in intermediate zones from rocks to sand in the southern part of the lake, mostly in reasonable shallow water. This is a species with several colour varieties which can be found on different places in this part of the lake. More

Common names

Kambuzi in Nyanja
Protomelas virgatus in Catalan (Català)
枝原黑丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
枝原黑麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Protomelas
Species : Protomelas virgatus
Authority : Trewavas, 1935