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Ptychochrominae
Tn CICHLIT0
Ptychochromoides betsileanus
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Cichlidae
Ptychochrominae

Ptychochrominae is a subfamily of cichlids in the family Cichlidae. They are restricted to lakes and rivers in Madagascar, and the majority are threatened. Most cichlid genera native to Madagascar are included in this subfamily; the only exceptions are Paretroplus (subfamily Etroplinae) and Paratilapia (sometimes included in Ptychochrominae, but likely belongs in its own subfamily).

Genera[]

Katria (Monotypic)
Oxylapia (Monotypic)
Ptychochromis (9 species)
Ptychochromoides (3 species)
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