Dimidiochromis compressiceps, the notorious "Malawi eye-biter." (It doesn't bite out eyes, apparently, in the wild; it is an ambush predator that eats whole small fish.) Inset (below): Dorsal view of the head, to show the characteristic lateral compression. Both photos copyright © 1997 by M. K. Oliver.

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