Classification: Species overview, Lake Malawi.
One of the most widespread cichlids of Lake Malawi is the well-known fin-biter and scale-eater, Genyochromis mento. Although its formal description - by the late Ethelwynn Trewavas in 1935 - is relatively recent compared to other common mbuna, it can easily be recognized by collectors in the field by its comparatively prominent lower jaw ... a fortunate occurrence because Genyochromis mento will not hesitate to attack other fishes when placed together in a drum for transport and shipping!
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