Maylandia lombardoi is a 13 cm (5 in) freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae. The species is popular in the aquarium hobby where it is sold under a variety of common names including: lombardoi, kenyi or kennyi. It is endemic to the rocky shores of Mbenji Island in Lake Malawi, East Africa. The species is highly sexually dimorphic: females and juvenile males are pale white-blue with several blue-black vertical bands extending into the dorsal fin, while adult males turn bright yellow with faint brown bars crossing the body; fins are plain yellow with egg spots on the anal fin. Like most mbuna cichlids, this species is a maternal mouthbrooder. When mouthbrooding, females may defend a small territory and assume the colouration of males.