The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Stauffer, J.R., Jr. 1991. Description of a facultative cleanerfish (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa. Copeia 1991 (1): 141-147.  

A new species of the cichlid fish genus Pseudotropheus from Lake Malawi, Africa, is described. The new species superficially resembles Pseudotropheus lanisticola and P. livingstonii, but is clearly distinguished by head shape. The behavior pattern of cleaning ectoparasites from other cichlids is unique among all known species of Pseudotropheus.




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