This is Stigmatochromis pleurospilus, the holotype, 40 mm SL (BMNH 1935.6.14: 1475),
from Lupembe sandbank near the north end of the lake. Scroll down for a photo of the right
side of this, the only known specimen, which is not well preserved. Oliver believes this
species may belong in Otopharynx, and wonders if it perhaps represents a northern
relative of O. lithobates although that
rock-associated species would not be expected from a purely sandy habitat.
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