The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Eccles, D.H., and D.S.C. Lewis. 1979. A taxonomic study of the genus Lethrinops Regan (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi. Part 3. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Number 38, 25 pp.  

The group of species considered all have short moderate snouts and a group of slightly to strongly enlarged teeth on the lower pharyngeal bone, the anterior and lateral teeth of which are bicuspid, with the posterior cusp turned forwards. Lethrinops parvidens Trewavas, L. aurita (Regan), L. macrophthalmus (Boulenger), L. macrochir (Regan), L. longimanus Trewavas and L. macracanthus Trewavas are re-described, and L. mylodon n. sp. is described, the latter being divided into two geographically seperated [sic] sub-species. While L. longimanus and L. macracanthus co-exist with very slight overlap of morphological characters in the south of Lake Malawi, an apparently intermediate population is reported from another part of the Lake.




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