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Published: 2018-01-09

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

Penn State University, 432 Forest Resources Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA. Honorary Research Associate, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Grahamstown, SA.
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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.

 

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How to Cite

STAUFFER, J. R. J. (2018). Description of <em>Metriaclima</em> <em>koningsi</em>, a new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Malaŵi, Africa. Zootaxa, 4370(1), 95–100. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4370.1.7