Petrotilapia mumboensis, drawings from Ribbink et al. (1983)

Petrotilapia mumboensis (formerly known by the provisional name "mumbo blue"; 128 mm SL) from Mumbo Island; (at right): left premaxilla (lateral view) and anterior outer row tooth of its congener, Petrotilapia tridentiger (drawings by Elizabeth M. Tarr). P. "mumbo blue" was formally described under the name Petrotilapia mumboensis by Lundeba, Stauffer, & Konings (2011). Like others of their genus, these are relatively large mbuna species having several rows of movably implanted tricuspid teeth in the jaws. From Fig. 12 of Ribbink et al., 1983; reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.



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