Pseudotropheus cyaneus, from Ribbink et al. (1983)

Above: Pseudotropheus cyaneus (P. "elongatus chinyamwezi"), photographed underwater at Chinyankwazi Island. From Plate 6f of Ribbink et al., 1983; reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa. Below: The holotype of P. cyaneus (USNM 290925), an adult male 74.0 mm SL from Chinyamwezi Island; drawing by M. Katz. From "Fig. 2" of Stauffer (1988) (which goes with his Fig. 1 caption; the light coloration, deeper body, much longer pelvic fin, and 18 dorsal spines of the fish shown below all indicate that this is the holotype of P. cyaneus and not of P. ater as captioned).

Pseudotropheus cyaneus holotype, from Stauffer (1988)



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