Text & photo by Guest Author: Prof. George F. Turner, Bangor University, UK
This stunning species has only been positively identified from a handful of specimens. It may be more common than it seems, because females and nonbreeding males are hard to tell apart from some other deep-water Aulonocara species. It remains undescribed. The species is known to reach about 15 cm (6 inches) total length. It has been trawled from 40-90m (approx. 130-300 feet) depth in the northern part of the SE Arm.
Suggested citation of this page:|
Turner, G.F. (2002) Aulonocara 'gold'. http://malawicichlids.com/mw08117.htm. In: "The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa" (M.K. Oliver, webmaster), http://malawicichlids.com. Accessed [date].
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Page first posted: 1 December 2002
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