The Haplochromis assemblage of Lake Kivu has always been considered as very species poor.Within the scope of my Bachelor Thesis I examined a collection of Lake Kivu cichlids to find evidence for greater species diversity than previously known, using a geometric morphometric approach. I show here that the nine Haplochromis species included in our collections that were know from Lake Kivu previously to this study represent the most extreme morphologies, and morphospace did not increase when adding putative new species. Instead Mahalanobis distances between groups decreased strongly, suggesting that putative new species fall within the large morphological gaps that lie between previ- ously described Haplochromis species. I also tested for morphological shifts along the depth gradient, as little is known about community composition at different depths in this lake. These analyses show that species with deeper bodies and short snouts, typical “al- gae scraper” morphology, are restricted to shallow water, whereas species that show a more intermediate phenotype often have a very wide distribution along the depth gradi- ent.