Variabilichromis moorii

Variabilichromis is a monotypic genus of fish in the family Cichlidae which occurs in Lake Tanganyika, of the rift lakes in Eastern Africa.

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The Variabilichromis moorii lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The single species, Variabilichromis moorii is a small ovate bodied fish named for an early collector of fish from the lake, J. Moore. Juveniles are lighter in coloration, usually bright yellow, depending on the location. V. More

Variabilichromis moorii in the aquarium of Peter A. Lewis. Photo by Peter A. Lewis. determiner Patrick Tawil. Variabilichromis moorii (Boulenger, 1898) - Curator: Patrick Tawil. More

Variabilichromis moorii exists in several geographical morphs but interestingly the only variation in colour occurs in juvenile fish. More

* Variabilichromis moorii on Random links: Johnny Reb | Catastrophe of Buncefield | Bettola | Dewar government | Altazin island | Fréquence_de_Nyquist © 2007-2008; article text available under the terms of GFDL, from fr.wikipedia. More

Common names

Tummaluola-ahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Variabilichromis moorii in German (Deutsch)
穆氏新亮丽鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
穆氏新亮麗鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Variabilichromis
Species : Variabilichromis moorii
Authority : Boulenger, 1898