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melanopterus, Melanochromis Trewavas [E.] 1935:79, Figs. 4b, 5 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 10) v. 16 (no. 91) (art. 6); ref. 4451] Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa. Syntypes: BMNH 1935.6.14.302-306 (actual 8), 1935.6.14.302 (1), 1935.6.14.303 (1, skeleton in alcohol). •Valid as Melanochromis melanopterus Trewavas 1935 -- (Maréchal 1991:262 [ref. 20944], Konings-Dudin et al. 2009:56 [ref. 30309], Konings & Stauffer 2012:18 [ref. 31871], Konings 2016:25 [ref. 34521]). Current status: Valid as Melanochromis melanopterus Trewavas 1935. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi. Habitat: freshwater.