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vermivorus, Melanochromis Trewavas [E.] 1935:79, Fig. 4c [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 10) v. 16 (no. 91) (art. 6); ref. 4451] Nkudzi, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa. Syntypes: BMNH 1935.6.14.307-317 (24, now 23), MNHN 1937-0156 [ex BMNH] (1), NMW 25613 (1). Type catalog: Blanc 1962:216 [ref. 20868]. •Valid as Melanochromis vermivorus Trewavas 1935 -- (Bowers & Stauffer 1993:720 [ref. 21013], Maréchal 1991:264 [ref. 20944], Konings-Dudin et al. 2009:40 [ref. 30309], Konings & Stauffer 2012:18 [ref. 31871], Konings 2016:110 [ref. 34521]). Current status: Valid as Melanochromis vermivorus Trewavas 1935. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi. Habitat: freshwater.