Melanochromis benetos, photo from Ribbink et al. (1983)
 

Above: Melanochromis benetos (formerly known as Melanochromis "blue"), photographed underwater at Chitande, off Chilumba, Malawi. From Plate 10b of Ribbink et al., 1983; reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa. Below: The holotype of Melanochromis benetos (Penn State University, PSU 2654.1), an adult male 91.3 mm SL from Mpanga Rocks (off Chilumba, northern Malawi); scale bar = 10 mm. Illustration by M. Katz, from fig. 13 of Bowers & Stauffer (1997); used with the kind permission of Dr. Nancy Bowers.
 

Melanochromis benetos, holotype; illustration from Bowers & Stauffer (1997)

 


 

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