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    Platytaeniodus degeni. Photo be Greg Steeves Platytaeniodus degeni, aka Haplochromis degeni, was originally collected in Lake Victoria. This species was thought extinct in the wild but some specimens were found about 10 years ago. This species is also alive and well in captivity at zoos and in...
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    Trematocranus placodon. Photo by Ad Konings Commonly known as the Snail-Crusher Hap, Trematocranus placodon gets the name for its ability to crush snails with specially developed teeth. In Lake Malawi male T. placodon build a large, bowl shaped bower in order to attract breeding females...
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    Neolamprologus furcifer fry hiding with snails. Photo by Shun Satoh Neolamprologus furcifer is a solitary cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. It lives within the cracks and crevices of rocky areas, hiding in the shadows. Its large eyes tell of a preference for darkness. It isn't often seen in the...
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    Astatoreochromis alluaudi. Photo by Greg Steeves Although generally thought of as a Lake Victoria species, Astatoreochromis alluaudi is found in many lakes, rivers and streams in the region. A. alluaudi, commonly known as Allauad's Haplo, was first collected and named over a hundred years ago...
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    Ptyochromis sp. "salmon". Photo by Greg Steeves Ptyochromis sp. "salmon" was originally collected from Hippo Point in Southwest Lake Victoria. This species is also commonly found under the name "Hippo Point salmon". For a couple years P. sp. "salmon" became the must-have fish due to its pink...
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