Genyochromis mento, photo from Ribbink et al. (1983)
 

Above: Genyochromis mento, tangerine-orange form photographed at Mpanga Rocks (off Chilumba, Malawi). Below: G. mento (85 mm SL) from Monkey Bay; (at right): left premaxilla (lateral view) and anterior outer row tooth of G. mento (drawings by Elizabeth M. Tarr). This specialized predator bites pieces from the caudal and anal fins of cichlids, and occasionally rasps scales from cichlids' flanks or caudal peduncle. Photo from Plate 11h and drawings from Fig. 19 of Ribbink et al., 1983; reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.
 

Genyochromis mento, drawings from Ribbink et al. (1983)

 


 

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