Cheilochromis euchilus adult, photo by M.K. Oliver
 

Above: Cheilochromis euchilus (adult, showing typical enlarged, fleshy lips, thought to form a seal over rock crevices enabling the fish to suck out aquatic insects). Below is a small juvenile of this species, in which no lip enlargement is yet noticeable. Photos copyright © by M. K. Oliver.
 

Cheilochromis euchilus juvenile, photo by M.K. Oliver


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