Copadichromis eucinostomus

Copadichromis eucinostomus
Copadichromis eucinostomus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Copadichromis
Species: C. eucinostomus
Binomial name
Copadichromis eucinostomus
(Regan, 1922 )

Copadichromis eucinostomus is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes.[1]

The Copadichromis eucinostomus is a Lekking fish, the males build sand castles. The lek member with the tallest mound of sand – almost a meter wide at the base – wins the females. These sandcastles take this ten centimeter (four inch) long animal two weeks to build.[2]


  1. ^ Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2005. Copadichromis eucinostomus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
  2. ^ Judson, Olivia 2002. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice To All Creation. Metropolitan Books. ISBN 0-8050-6331-5.