Scientific name Ptychochromis
Higher classification Cichlid
|Lower classifications Ptychochromis oligacanthus, Ptychochromis grandidieri, Ptychochromis inornatus|
Ptychochromis oligacanthus time to think like a fish
Ptychochromis is a genus of cichlids endemic to rivers and lakes in Madagascar. One species (P. grandidieri) can also be seen in brackish water. Most species in this genus are threatened, and P. onilahy is probably extinct. Most reach a length of 12–15 cm (4.7–5.9 in), but P. insolitus only reaches 5.5 cm (2.2 in), while P. grandidieri and P. oligacanthus reach 21–25 cm (8.3–9.8 in).
- Ptychochromis oligacanthus time to think like a fish
- Ptychochromis sp tarantsy pair spawning an undescribed cichlid from madagascar
Ptychochromis sp tarantsy pair spawning an undescribed cichlid from madagascar
There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:
Additionally, cichlid from the eastern Anosy Region in far southeastern Madagascar may actually represent one undescribed species, popularly known as Ptychochromis sp. "Manampanihy".