Taeniochromis holotaenia, photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver

Above: Taeniochromis holotaenia is the only member of its genus, and was named for the continuous dark band that runs from the snout along the midline of the body to the base of the caudal fin. Photo of a female (or possibly of an immature male) copyright © by M. K. Oliver. This predatory denizen of sandy shores in Lake Malawi eats small cichlids and other fishes.

Photos by Frank Panis of a brightly colored male and a female can be seen at Malawi Cichlid Homepage.


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