Labidochromis textilis, photo by Ad Konings

 

Above: Labidochromis textilis, a male photographed underwater by Ad Konings at Lumbaulo, Mozambique (about midway between the town of Cóbuè and the Mozambique — Tanzania border); photo, used by permission, from Konings (1995c). This is one of several Labidochromis spp. that share the unusual color pattern of narrow, alternating yellow and blue horizontal stripes. Below: The holotype of Labidochromis textilis (BMNH 1975.5.27:9). From Oliver (1975: fig. 1). Further below is a drawing of holotype's lower pharyngeal bone, from Oliver (1975: fig. 3).
 

Labidochromis textilis holotype, drawing
copyright © by M. K. Oliver
 
Lower pharyngeal bone of Labidochromis textilis holotype,
drawing copyright © by M. K. Oliver
 


 

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