Note 2 - "Haplochromis" phenochilus generic assignment
Generic assignment of "Haplochromis" phenochilus
Eccles & Trewavas (1989) were unable to assign Haplochromis phenochilus Trewavas, 1935
to a genus because the holotype and only known specimen was a breeding male whose dark
coloration obscured the color pattern. They therefore assigned it incertae sedis
(of uncertain position) in the haplochromine flock as "Haplochromis" phenochilus.
Konings rediscovered this species ". . . in the north-western part of the lake . . . near
Mdoka, Chesese, Chirwa Island, and between Selewa and Kasinda." He found it to be
vertically barred, and assigned it to Placidochromis on the basis of its
superficial similarity to P. electra.
See Konings' excellent underwater photos of P. phenochilus
and P. electra in his article
The Blue Sanddwellers.