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formosus, Haplochromis Trewavas [E.] 1935:86, 100 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 10) v. 16 (no. 91) (art. 6); ref. 4451] Vau, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa. Lectotype: BMNH 1935.6.14.1454. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1935.6.14.1455 (1). Lectotype selected by Eccles & Trewavas 1989:227 [ref. 13547]. •Valid as Maravichromis formosus (Trewavas 1935) -- (Eccles & Trewavas 1989:226 [ref. 13547], Maréchal 1991:253 [ref. 20944]). •Valid as Mylochromis formosus (Trewavas 1935) -- (Snoeks & Hanssens 2004:287 [ref. 28117], Konings 2016:350 [ref. 34521]). Current status: Valid as Mylochromis formosus (Trewavas 1935). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi. Habitat: freshwater.