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    Coptodon bakossiorum. Photo by Dave Hansen Coptodon bakossiorum, formerly known as Tilapia bakossiorum, is a rare cichlid endemic to the crater Lake Bermin. Like other crater lakes in Cameroon, Lake Bermin is one of the many in the region susceptible to CO2 "burping". CO2 releases like in Lake...
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    Sarotherodon knauerae. Photo by Greg Steeves Sarotherodon knauerae is a unique cichlid found in Lake Ejagham located in the western region on Cameroon. Unlike many of the other lakes in the area, Lake Ejagham is not a crater lake. The lake is also isolated, lacking an inflow and its only...
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    Great video from the Chester Zoo showing the rare Sarotherodon lohbergeri with a mouthful of eggs. Sarotherodon lohbergeri is one of those species of cichlids that isn't seen in the hobby very often. Like the other species of cichlids from Lake Barombi Mbo, S. lohbergeri comes from an...
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    A great video showing a pair of Stomatepia pindu spawning in an aquarium. This rare cichlid is native to the crater lake Barombi Mbo in West Cameroon. At one time it was impossible to find in the hobby, but over the years it has become increasingly available. S. pindu can only be found in...
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    Stomatepia pindu. Photo by Dave Hansen Stomatepia pindu is one of the 11 endemic cichlids of the crater lake Barombi Mbo in West Cameroon. Lake Barombi Mbo is not only the largest crater lake in the region, it is believed to also be the oldest crater lake in Africa. S. pindu, like so many other...
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    Out of the ordinary: Pungu maclareni from Lake Barombi Mbo, Cameroon. Pungu maclareni. By Dave Hansen Just like Myaka myaka, Pungu maclareni is the only species in its genus. Lake Barombi Mbo is unusual in its isolation. All 11 endemic species of cichlids are believed to have evolved from a...
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    Myaka myaka from Lake Barombi Mbo. Photo courtesy of Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish Myaka myaka is a rare fish endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo, the largest of the crater lakes of Cameroon. Lake Barombi Mbo, like other crater lakes in the area, was created in an extinct volcano. In 1986, nearby Lake...
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