Assortative mating preferences between colour morphs of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid genus Tropheus

@article{Egger2008AssortativeMP,
  title={Assortative mating preferences between colour morphs of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid genus Tropheus},
  author={Bernd Egger and Beate Oberm{\"u}ller and Eva Eigner and Christian Sturmbauer and Kristina M Sefc},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={615},
  pages={37-48}
}
Female mate preferences effectuate reproductive isolation among and sexual selection within species. Both mechanisms have been associated with the diversification and speciation of cichlid species flocks of the East African Great Lakes. In Lake Tanganyika, the endemic genus Tropheus has diversified into >100 geographic colour morphs. Although distributed allopatrically at present, water level fluctuations have repeatedly displaced and merged the benthic, rock-dwelling populations. Tests for… CONTINUE READING
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