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melanoides, Haplotaxodon Poll [M.] 1984:680, Fig. 1B [Revue de Zoologie Africaine v. 98 (no. 3); ref. 17446] 5 miles east of Albertville [Kalemie], Democratic Republic of Congo, Lake Tanganyika, depth 70-100 meters. Holotype: MRAC 112547. Paratypes: BMNH (17, not found); IRSNB 725 (15); MRAC 112548 (1), 112538-44 (7), 112549-58 (10). Type catalog: Walschaerts 1987:32 [ref. 20755], Derijst 1991:45 [ref. 21528]. •Valid as Benthochromis melanoides (Poll 1984) -- (Maréchal & Poll 1991:25 [ref. 20946], Poll & Gosse 1995:241 [ref. 24781], Takahashi 2008:603 [ref. 29499], Konings 2015:382 [ref. 34660], Konings 2019:405 [ref. 36983]). Current status: Valid as Benthochromis melanoides (Poll 1984). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Tanganyika. Habitat: freshwater.