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Pelvicachromis taeniatus

 A <I>Pelvicachromis taeniatus</I> from Lalonge

A Pelvicachromis taeniatus from Lalonge

A <I>Pelvicachromis taeniatus</I> peeps out of its spawning cave

A Pelvicachromis taeniatus peeps out of its spawning cave

Nigerian red. The female of this species in breeding colouration. The red belly is used in courting displays; when it is at its reddest the female presents it to the male, shaking it vigourously

Nigerian red. The female of this species in breeding colouration. The red belly is used in courting displays; when it is at its reddest the female presents it to the male, shaking it vigourously

<I>Pelvicachromis taeniatus</I> female, from Lobe, Cameroon

Pelvicachromis taeniatus female, from Lobe, Cameroon

A male from Lalonge

A male from Lalonge

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