The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Stauffer, J.R., Jr. 1988. Three new rock-dwelling cichlids (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa. Copeia 1988 (3): 663-668.  

Three new species of the cichlid fish genus Pseudotropheus, all characterized by having relatively elongate bodies, are described from Lake Malawi, Africa. One of the species is endemic to the shores of Chinyamwezi Island, another to those of Chinyankwazi Island, and the last is known from both islands. All three are morphologically similar to Pseudotropheus elongatus Fryer, but are clearly distinguished from the latter and each other by characters of coloration and color pattern.




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