Spathodus marlieri

The Spathodus marlieri lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, depth range - 2 m environment.

Spathodus marlieri is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. More

Spathodus marlieri male in aquarium. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings. Spathodus marlieri Poll, 1950 - Curator: Patrick Tawil. Last updated on 03-May-2009. More

Spathodus marlieri is the monster of the group, with females reaching 2.5" and males a whopping 4". It is the least likely to be seen in the aquarium of hobbyists. Its reputation is one of nastiness and an overall bad attitude. More

Spathodus marlieri on Fish Mapper TSN 649315 (Taxonomic Serial Number) Retrieved on from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System online database. This is a cached copy. More

Aquarium behavior: Spathodus marlieri can be kept with a variety of different cichlids. They are the most aggressive of the surf cichlids and can take care of themselves in most situations. More

Common names

Kyhmyturpa-ahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Marliers Grundelbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
馬氏劍齒麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
馬氏劍齒麗魚 in Unknown
马氏剑齿丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
马氏剑齿丽鱼 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Spathodus
Species : Spathodus marlieri
Authority : Poll, 1950