The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Turner, G. 1994a. Pallidochromis tokolosh, a new genus and species of deep water cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 5 (4): 377-383.  

Pallidochromis tokolosh, new genus and species of deep water demersal predatory haplochromine cichlid, is described from Lake Malawi, Africa. The genus is characterised by a unique combination of the absence of melanic spots or stripes, a strongly projecting lower jaw, widely-spaced simple teeth of which only those of the outer series are enlarged, a relatively shallow gape inclination and a low vertebral count.




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