Elongate mbuna

The Elongate mbuna lives in the demersal, freshwater, depth range 3 - 15 m environment.

The elongate mbuna (Pseudotropheus elongatus) is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is endemic to Lake Malawi, Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. More

The elongate mbuna of Lake Malawi by Ad Konings - The different tooth structure can easily show which genus these three elongate mbuna belong to: Pseudotropheus (left), Metriaclima (center), and Cynotilapia (right). More

This is a very elongate mbuna found along the northwestern and possibly northeastern shores of Lake Malawi. Most specimens in the hobby have been captured from Nkhata Bay. It dwells at a depth of 10 - 25 meters. More

Common names

Elongate mbuna in English
Mbuna in Nyanja
Mbuna in Tonga (faka Tonga)
Pseudotropheus ater in Catalan (Català)
Pseudotropheus elongatus in Catalan (Català)
Pseudotropheus elongatus in Portuguese (Português)
Schmalbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Torpedomalawinahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
長體擬麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
长体拟丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑拟丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑擬麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Pseudotropheus
Species : Pseudotropheus ater
Authority : Stauffer, 1988