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similis, Haplochromis Regan [C. T.] 1922:693, Fig. 8 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1921 (pt 4) (no. 36); ref. 3673] Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa. Lectotype: BMNH 1921.9.6.118. Paralectotypes: (5) BMNH 1921.9.6.119-122 (now 3). Lectotype selected by Eccles & Trewavas 1989:52 [ref. 13547]. •Valid as Protomelas similis (Regan 1922) -- (Eccles & Trewavas 1989:51 [ref. 13547], Maréchal 1991:391 [ref. 20944], Konings 2016:293 [ref. 34521]). Current status: Valid as Protomelas similis (Regan 1922). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi. Habitat: freshwater.