Chemical communication in cichlids: A mini-review.

@article{KellerCosta2015ChemicalCI,
  title={Chemical communication in cichlids: A mini-review.},
  author={Tina Keller-Costa and Adelino V. M. Can{\'a}rio and Peter C. Hubbard},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={221},
  pages={
          64-74
        }
}

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