Aulonocara nyassae Regan, 1922

Peacock cichlid


Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in the 1990's

IUCN RedList status: Near Threatened



Lake Malawi, East Africa


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Regan, C. T. (1922). The cichlid fishes of Lake Nyassa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1921: 675-727.


Other references:

Fryer, G. and Iles, T. D. (1972). The cichlid fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa: their biology and evolution. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, U.K.

Konings, Ad. (1995a). Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat. Second Edition. Cichlid Press, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

Konings, Ad. (1995b). A review of the sand-dwelling species of the genus Aulonocara, with the description of three new species. The Cichlids Yearbook 5: 26-36.

Konings, Ad. (2018). Aulonocara nyassae (errata version published in 2019). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T61069A148845590. Accessed on 27 November 2022.


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