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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4154.2.4

Redescription of Pseudotropheus livingstonii and Pseudotropheus elegans from Lake Malaŵi, Africa

J.R. JR. STAUFFER, A F. KONINGS, T.M. RYAN

Abstract


Pseudotropheus livingstonii and P. elegans are two sand-dwelling cichlid species that belong to the so-called mbuna, a group of predominantly rock-dwelling haplochromines of Lake Malaŵi. The identity of these two species has confused taxonomists for almost a century until a recent rediscovery of representatives of P. elegans close to its type locality. New diagnoses for both species are provided.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Ethmo-vomerine bloc, mbuna, Metriaclima lanisticola

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