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

Abstract

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… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1007657419083

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