Plecodus multidentatus

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Plecodus multidentatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Plecodus
Species: P. multidentatus
Binomial name
Plecodus multidentatus
Poll, 1952
  • Perissodus multidentatus (Poll, 1952)

Plecodus multidentatus is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika. This species is a scale-eater, eating the scales off of other fishes. This species can reach a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) TL.[2]


  1. Bigirimana, C. 2006. Plecodus multidentatus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Plecodus multidentatus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.