Pseudotropheus ater, photo from Ribbink et al. (1983)

Above: Pseudotropheus ater (formerly known as P. "elongatus black"), photographed underwater at Chinyankwazi Island. From Plate 6g of Ribbink et al., 1983; reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa. Below: The holotype of P. ater (USNM 290927), an adult male 79.1 mm SL from Chinyamwezi Island; drawing by M. Katz. From "Fig. 1" of Stauffer (1988) (which goes with his Fig. 2 caption; the dark coloration, more elongate body, and much shorter pelvic fin of the fish shown below all indicate that this is the holotype of P. ater and not of P. cyaneus as captioned).

Pseudotropheus ater holotype, from Stauffer (1988)



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