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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Composed form Zaire river + Greek,ichtys = fish; the habitat of this fish (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
The specific name of this species refers to the fact that its currently known distribution is restricted to Malawi, a name derived from the 16th century Maravi Kingdom, although it is likely to occur also in rivers flowing into Lake Malawi from Tanzania and Mozambique (Ref. 86935).
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS