Trematocranus placodon, photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver

Trematocranus placodon, a breeding male photographed at Nkhata Bay. Photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver. This common sandy shore species feeds principally on snails, which it crushes with its pharyngeal teeth.


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