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Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Latin, nannus = small + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Specific name derived from the female's more intense coloration; the male is less conspicuous, a feature that is the reverse of many other cichlld species; reversed sexual dichromatism is however common and well-distributed among the chromidotilapines; females are more colorful than males in many of the genera related to Nanochromis (e.g. many Pelvicachromis species)(Ref. 52307).
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References using the name as accepted
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ITIS TSN : 648788 | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS