Evolutionary History of Lake Tanganyika's Predatory Deepwater Cichlids

  title={Evolutionary History of Lake Tanganyika's Predatory Deepwater Cichlids},
  author={Paul C Kirchberger and K. M. Sefc and C. Sturmbauer and S. Koblm{\"u}ller},
  journal={International Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  • Paul C Kirchberger, K. M. Sefc, +1 author S. Koblmüller
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • Hybridization among littoral cichlid species in Lake Tanganyika was inferred in several molecular phylogenetic studies. The phenomenon is generally attributed to the lake level-induced shoreline and habitat changes. These allow for allopatric divergence of geographically fragmented populations alternating with locally restricted secondary contact and introgression between incompletely isolated taxa. In contrast, the deepwater habitat is characterized by weak geographic structure and a high… CONTINUE READING
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