Copadichromis mbenjii, holotype; photo by Ad Konings Copadichromis mbenjii, male; photo by Ad Konings
Copadichromis mbenjii, male; photo by Ad Konings Copadichromis mbenjii, female; photo by Ad Konings
Colorful fish (head down): The live holotype of Copadichromis mbenjii, a male 98 mm SL (BMNH 1990.4.9: 18) from Mbenji Island at a depth of 8-15 meters; photographed in an aquarium. Colorful fish (horizontal): Another male C. mbenjii from Mbenji Island (to which locality the species is endemic); photographed in an aquarium. Colorful fish (head slightly up): Underwater photo at Mbenji Island of a male C. mbenjii. Plain three-spotted fish: A mouthbrooding female C. mbenjii photographed underwater at Mbenji Island. 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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