Pseudotropheus tursiops, paratype (upper fish, USNM 214705,
said to be a female 69.4 mm SL) and holotype (lower fish, USNM 214704,
said to be a male 86.2 mm SL). Type locality given merely as "Lake Malawi"
[possibly collected at Chisumulu Island?]. From the horizontal stripes
and absence of vertical bars, M. K. Oliver suspects this species belongs
in the genus Melanochromis. Photo by H. R. Axelrod, reproduced
with the permission of T.F.H. Publications, Inc., from
Burgess & Axelrod (1975).
Lower photo: Pseudotropheus "tursiops mbenji," a
separate species resembling P. tursiops in shape but apparently
a true (and still unnamed) Pseudotropheus species; photographed
underwater at Mbenji Island. From Plate 8b of
Ribbink et al., 1983;
reproduced by permission of the
Zoological Society of Southern Africa.
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