A male Pseudotropheus "aggressive zebra" photographed underwater
at Ndumbi Rocks, Likoma Island, Malawi by Ad Konings, reproduced with
his permission from
Pseudotropheus "aggressive zebra" has a wider geographic
distribution in the lake than other "aggressives," being
reported from Likoma, from the Maleri Islands, and from Mbenji Island
(Ribbink et al., 1983: 192).
Although superficially somewhat resembling Pseudotropheus zebra
(now known as
P. "aggressive zebra"
is far more pugnacious in defending its territory. It also is reported
to have stouter teeth than M. zebra.
Ribbink and colleagues note that it is so aggressive that almost all
males' territories develop algal "gardens." Females are also territorial.
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