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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Caprichromis
Species:
Name

Caprichromis Eccles & Trewavas, 1989
References

Caprichromis is a small genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa. This genus contains noted paedophagous cichlids, specialising in the eating of eggs and fry of other cichlid species.[1]
Species

There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[2]

Caprichromis liemi (McKaye & Mackenzie, 1982) (Happy)
Caprichromis orthognathus (Trewavas, 1935)

References

Konings, A. (2007): Paedophagy in Malawi cichlids. Cichlid News 16: 28-32.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Caprichromis in FishBase. February 2013 version.

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