Dimidiochromis compressiceps, the notorious "Malawi eye-biter." (It doesn't bite out
eyes, apparently, in the wild; it is an ambush predator that eats whole small fish.)
Inset (below): Dorsal view of the
head, to show the characteristic lateral compression.
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Last Update: 19 March 2000
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