Cyphotilapia (Frontosa) Identification
This is intended to provide a general guideline for identifying the Cyphotilapia variants. Please note that individual coloration varies depending on mood, lighting conditions, and other factors.
Note: These are taken from Heather a site advisor of a dedicated Frontosa site
Kigoma (Collection Points: Kigoma, Bangwe/Boulomboro)
Distinguished by their seven stripes, yellow coloration in the dorsal fin, and a broad eye stripe at the "cheek" (below the eye). Adult males may develop large "humps" on their foreheads. Boulomboros and Bangwe (which are believed to be the same collection point) look extremely similar to Kigomas, occasionally showing more yellow and less blue throughout the body.
Burundi / "sp. North" (Collection Points:Karilani, Kavala, Burundi, etc.)
Distinguished by their long, thin and well defined vertical eye stripe. Adult males typically develop large "humps" on their forehead.
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