Above: Genyochromis mento, tangerine-orange form photographed
at Mpanga Rocks (off Chilumba, Malawi). Below: G. mento (85 mm SL)
from Monkey Bay; (at right): left premaxilla (lateral view) and anterior outer
row tooth of G. mento (drawings by Elizabeth M. Tarr). This specialized
predator bites pieces from the caudal and anal fins of cichlids, and occasionally
rasps scales from cichlids' flanks or caudal peduncle. Photo from Plate 11h and
drawings from Fig. 19 of Ribbink et al., 1983;
reproduced by permission of the Zoological Society
of Southern Africa.
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