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Brief Summary

    Labidochromis strigatus: Brief Summary
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    Labidochromis strigatus is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known to occur in areas with rocky substrates around Likoma Island and Chisumulu Island. This species can reach a length of 6.9 centimetres (2.7 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.

Comprehensive Description

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7 - 9

Diagnostic Description

    Diagnostic Description
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    Distinguished from other known species with horizontal stripes in snout shape, male coloration, and very acute dental arcade with sharp gradation in size of teeth from symphysis outwards. Closely resembles L. maculicauda but has a steeper snout, more acute dental arcade, fewer vertical bars, and different fin markings and coloration. Teeth in both jaws slender, elongate, and recurved. Pharyngeal teeth slender.

Threats

    Threats
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    Vulnerable (VU) (D2)

Benefits

    Importance
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    aquarium: commercial