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Docimodus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Subfamily  Pseudocrenilabrinae
Scientific name  Docimodus
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Cichlidae
Tribe  Haplochromini
Higher classification  Cichlid
Lower classifications  Docimodus evelynae, Docimodus johnstoni

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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.

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The species of this genus have unusual feeding habits: they feed on fins, scales, or skin of other fishes.

Species

There are currently two recognized species in this genus:

  • Docimodus evelynae Eccles & D. S. C. Lewis, 1976
  • Docimodus johnstoni Boulenger, 1897
  • References

    Docimodus Wikipedia


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