Mylochromis formosus, photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver

I had confidently identified this fish as Mylochromis formosus, because it closely resembles the lectotype of that species as illustrated by the Fasken drawing in Eccles & Trewavas (1989: 227). Dr. George Turner, however, informs me (pers. comm.) that in his opinion this photo is definitely not of M. formosus and probably shows M. "torpedo," a form which he is describing as a new species. Stay tuned for developments! Photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver.


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