Lake Malawi was formed 1-2 million years back. This geologically young, rocky pond associated with East African Rift is all about 375 kilometers (604 kilometer) very long and 53 kilometers (85 kilometer) wide, rendering it the ninth biggest pond on the planet.
The pond is bordered by Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. This lake is dominated by cichlids, the majority of that are endemic to the pond. Over 280 species that are cichlid been described, although quotes all the way to 500 cichlid types were made. The biggest team of Cichlids found in this pond could be the Haplochromines with more than 120 types and 48 genera. On the list of Haplochromines, would be the Peacock Cichlids regarding the genus Aulonocara; the Mbuna, a sizable team, such as the genera, Cynotilapia, Labeotropheus, Labidochromis, Melanochromis, and Pseudotropheus; additionally the bigger piscivores associated with genera Cyrtocara, Nimbochromis, and Sciaenochromis. Continue reading