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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4370.1.7

Description of Metriaclima koningsi, a new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Malaŵi, Africa

JAY R., JR. STAUFFER

Abstract


A new species, Metriaclima koningsi, is described from Likoma and Maingano islands in Lake Malaŵi. The species is distinguished from other congeners, except Metriaclima usisyae Li, Konings & Stauffer, by the absence of conspicuous bars along its flank and the presence of a dark submarginal band in the dorsal fin. Males of M. usisyae have gold coloured flanks, while males of M. koningsi have blue flanks.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Mbuna, taxonomy, colour patterns

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