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Docimodus
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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.

The species of this genus have unusual feeding habits: they feed on scales, fins, or skin of other fishes.[1]

Species

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

References

  1. ^ Eccles, D. H.; Lewis, D. S. C. (1976). "A revision of the genus Docimodus Boulenger (Pisces: Cichlidae), a group of fishes with unusual feeding habits from Lake Malawi". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 58 (2): 165–172. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1976.tb00826.x..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Docimodus in FishBase. February 2013 version.


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Docimodus: Brief Summary
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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.

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

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