Placidochromis johnstoni, photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver

Placidochromis johnstoni is frequently encountered on sandy shores. Oliver suspects that it is closely related to Nimbochromis, because its color pattern of a reduced number of vertical bars is a specialization shared with the less derived members of that genus, such as N. venustus. Photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver.


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