Mylochromis incola

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Taxonavigation: Cichliformes 

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
Tribus: Haplochromini
Genus: Mylochromis
Species: Mylochromis incola


Mylochromis incola Trewavas, 1935

Lectotype: BMNH 1935.6.14.2341. [Paralectotypes: (17) BMNH 1935.6.14.2339-2340 (2), 1935.6.14.2342-2347 (6), 1935.6.14.1348-2355 (8), 1935.6.14.2356 (1); NMW 25630 (1); MNHN 1937-0186 (ex BMNH) (1)]. Lectotype designated by Eccles & Trewavas, 1989:214.

Type locality: Eastern shore of South East Arm between the Bar and Fort Maguire, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa.


  • Cyrtocara incola (Trewavas, 1935)
  • Haplochromis incola Trewavas, 1935
  • Maravichromis incola (Trewavas, 1935)


  • Trewavas, E. 1935. A synopsis of the cichlid fishes of Lake Nyasa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 10) 16(91): 65–118. PDF. Reference page
  • Snoeks, J. & M. Hanssens 2004: Identification guidelines to other non-mbuna. Pp. 266-310 in: Snoeks, J. (ed). The cichlid diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: identification, distribution and taxonomy. Cichlid Press, El Paso, Texas: 1–360.


  • Mylochromis incola in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2021.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Golden Mola Hap