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

Above: Melanochromis lepidiadaptes (formerly known as Melanochromis "lepidophage"), from Makanjila on the southeastern shore of Lake Malawi. This scale-eating species can be recognized by the spot in the caudal fin and by the silvery blue coloration. From Plate 9h of Ribbink et al., 1983; reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.

Below: The holotype of Melanochromis lepidiadaptes (Penn State University, PSU 2655.1), an adult male 73.1 mm SL from Makanjila Point, Malawi; scale bar = 10 mm. Illustration by M. Katz, from fig. 15 of Bowers & Stauffer (1997); used with the kind permission of N. Bowers.
 

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

 


 

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