Scientific name Docimodus
Higher classification Cichlid
|Lower classifications Docimodus evelynae, Docimodus johnstoni|
Docimodus is a small genus of cichlids native to east Africa where they are found in Lake Malawi and one species (D. johnstoni) also occurs in Lake Malombe and the upper Shire River.
The species of this genus have unusual feeding habits: they feed on fins, scales, or skin of other fishes.
There are currently two recognized species in this genus: