Maylandia or Metriaclima is a genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa. They belong to the mbuna (rock-dwelling) haplochromines. All species in this genus are relatively small fishes, less than 20 cm (7.9 in) in length. Like most Lake Malawi cichlids, exhibit brood care via maternal mouthbrooding.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Metriaclima
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