Maylandia callainos, photo from Ribbink et al. (1983)

The well-known "cobalt zebra," Maylandia callainos, photographed underwater at Mpanga Rocks, off Chilumba, Malawi. This species has also been known under other names, including Pseudotropheus zebra "B morph" and P. zebra "pearly." Compare the very similar M. benetos. Photo from Plate 3b of Ribbink et al., 1983; reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.



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