Platygnathochromis melanonotus, photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver
 

Above: Platygnathochromis melanonotus. Below is a closeup of the head, showing the unique short, flattened, shovel-like lower jaw found in many (but apparently not all) individuals of this genus and species. Photos copyright © by M. K. Oliver.
 

Platygnathochromis melanonotus, photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver

 


 

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