Copadichromis azureus, living holotype; photo by Ad Konings Copadichromis azureus, male; photo by Ad Konings Copadichromis azureus, female; photo by Ad Konings
First blue fish (with its head to the right): The live holotype of Copadichromis azureus, a male 108 mm SL (BMNH 1990.4.9: 8) from Mbenji Island at a depth of 15-23 meters. Second blue fish (with head to left): Another male C. azureus from Mbenji Island. Three-spotted fish: A female C. azureus from Mbenji Island. The species was also reported from Nakantenga Island in the Maleri group. Photos by Ad Konings, from the original description, Konings (1990); reproduced by permission of Ad Konings and of T.F.H. Publications, Inc.


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