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Xenotilapia sp. 'papilio sunflower'

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A new species of paedophagous Lake Malawi cichlid has been described

A new species of paedophagous Lake Malawi cichlid has been described — A new species of paedophagous cichlid from Lake Malawi has been described by Katrien Dierickx and Jos Snoeks of the Royal Museum for Central Africa [Tervuren]. The new species was previously known as... more

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Metriaclima benetos

Metriaclima benetos Stauffer, Bowers, Kellogg & McKaye, 1997 — by Ad Konings

M. benetos is the southernmost representative of the Aurora group of zebras.

Maskaheros argenteus

Maskaheros argenteus (Allgayer, 1991) — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

The name pasorela, coined by Carl H. Hubbs for this species was never formalized.

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Feeding in cichlids – The feeding apparatus

Feeding in cichlids – The feeding apparatus — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

One of the reasons why cichlids are so successful in terms of the number of species and their diversification is their evolutionary plasticity; a feature that has allowed them to take advantage of most of the potentially edible organisms in the habitat they inhabit

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24-Oct-2020, Picture: Astatoreochromis alluaudi, Freshly collected male, (Kim Bagge Pedersen)
24-Oct-2020, Picture: Astatoreochromis alluaudi, Male in the aquarium, (Kim Bagge Pedersen)
23-Oct-2020, Picture: Protomelas ornatus, Head picture of a male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
23-Oct-2020, Picture: Protomelas ornatus, Head picture of a male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
23-Oct-2020, Picture: Protomelas ornatus, Head picture of a male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Oct-2020, Picture: Protomelas ornatus, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Oct-2020, Picture: Protomelas ornatus, Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Oct-2020, Picture: Protomelas ornatus, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-Oct-2020, Picture: Protomelas ornatus, Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)

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