Maylandia emmiltos, photographed
underwater at Mpanga Rocks, off Chilumba, Malawi.
This is the species formerly known informally as
Pseudotropheus "zebra mpanga."
There are now three other named "red-top zebra" species,
M. sandaracinos, and
M. thapsinogen. They are so similar that,
in order to
tell them apart, one would need to know where in Lake Malawi
they came from (if indeed they are real biological species, which seems
Photo from Plate 3a of
Ribbink et al., 1983;
reproduced by permission of the
Zoological Society of Southern Africa.
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