? Lethrinops altus, photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver

Lethrinops altus is my best guess for this species. Although a little less deep bodied and with less beaklike premaxillae than the holotype of L. altus, this specimen is also quite a lot smaller than the holotype so these allometric differences are to be expected. Dr. George Turner opines that this photo "looks like an Aulonocara to me" (pers. comm.). Photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver.


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