Aggressive Mimicry in the Intra-populational Color Variation of the Tanganyikan Scale-eater Perissodus microlepis (Cichlidae)

@article{Hori2000AggressiveMI,
  title={Aggressive Mimicry in the Intra-populational Color Variation of the Tanganyikan Scale-eater Perissodus microlepis (Cichlidae)},
  author={Michio Hori and Katsutoshi Watanabe},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2000},
  volume={59},
  pages={111-115}
}
A color morph of the Tanganyikan scale-eater, Perissodus microlepis (Cichlidae), considered to be an example of aggressive mimicry, is reported from the rocky littoral area at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika, Zambia. The anal fin of the morph is yellow, instead of the usual dark or transparent, being closely similar to that of the gregarious cyprichrominine cichlids, Cyprichromis leptosoma species complex and Paracyprichromis nigripinnis, abundant in the area. The color morph of Perissodus… CONTINUE READING

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