Evolution of colour patterns in East African cichlid fish

@article{Seehausen1999EvolutionOC,
  title={Evolution of colour patterns in East African cichlid fish},
  author={Seehausen and Mayhew and J. V. Alphen},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={12}
}
African cichlid fishes have undergone outbursts of explosive speciation in several lakes, accompanied by rapid radiations in coloration and ecology. Little is known about the evolutionary forces that triggered these events but a hypothesis, published by Wallace Dominey in 1984, has figured prominently. It states that the evolution of colour patterns is driven by sexual selection and that these colour patterns are important in interspecific mate choice, a combination which holds the potential… Expand
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