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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

Species profile

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.

Metriaclima chrysomallos

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

An attractive species resembling the iconic M. aurora but without barring on the flank.

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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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21-Sep-2020, Picture: Astatotilapia burtoni, Adult from Chipwa, (Kim Bagge Pedersen)
21-Sep-2020, Picture: Haplochromis melanopterus, Piebald male in the aquarium, (Kim Bagge Pedersen)
21-Sep-2020, Picture: Haplochromis melanopterus, Male in the aquarium, (Kim Bagge Pedersen)
20-Sep-2020, Picture: Metriaclima sp. 'msobo heteropictus', Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
20-Sep-2020, Picture: Metriaclima sp. 'msobo heteropictus', Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
20-Sep-2020, Picture: Metriaclima sp. 'msobo heteropictus', Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
19-Sep-2020, Picture: Labeotropheus simoneae, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
19-Sep-2020, Picture: Labeotropheus simoneae, Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
19-Sep-2020, Picture: Labeotropheus simoneae, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)

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