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elegans, Pseudotropheus Trewavas [E.] 1935:73 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 10) v. 16 (no. 91) (art. 6); ref. 4451] Deep [Chilumba] Bay, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1935.6.14.127. •Valid as Metriaclima elegans (Trewavas 1935) -- (Stauffer et al. 1997:213 [ref. 23216], Konings & Stauffer 2006:233 [ref. 28844], Ciccotto et al. 2011:23 [ref. 31119] not typical of genus, Stauffer et al. 2013:103 [ref. 32704]). •Valid as Maylandia elegans (Trewavas 1935) -- (Ufermann 2001:60 [ref. 30286]). •Valid as Pseudotropheus elegans Trewavas 1935 -- (Maréchal 1991:403 [ref. 20944], Konings 2016:318 [ref. 34521], Stauffer et al. 2016:174 [ref. 34671]). Current status: Valid as Pseudotropheus elegans Trewavas 1935. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi. Habitat: freshwater.