Nimbochromis polystigma, photo copyright © by M. K.
Oliver
 

Above and below: Nimbochromis polystigma, a well-known (and well-camouflaged) ambush predator from the rocky shores of Lake Malawi. Jackson (1961) reports several indigenous names for N. polystigma, some of which mean "hyaena" or "leopard" in reference to the brown spots: "Fisi," "Gufifi," and "Nyalubwe." I recorded an additional name, "Chingwe" (hyaena), used by the Tumbuka people in the northern part of Lake Malawi. Compare this fish with its sister species, N. linni. Photos copyright © by M. K. Oliver.
 

Nimbochromis polystigma, photo copyright © by M. K.
Oliver

 


 

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