Evolutionary Relationships of the Limnochromini, a Tribe of Benthic Deepwater Cichlid Fish Endemic to Lake Tanganyika, East Africa

  title={Evolutionary Relationships of the Limnochromini, a Tribe of Benthic Deepwater Cichlid Fish Endemic to Lake Tanganyika, East Africa},
  author={N. Duftner and S. Koblm{\"u}ller and C. Sturmbauer},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  • N. Duftner, S. Koblmüller, C. Sturmbauer
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • Lake Tanganyika harbors an enormous diversity of cichlid fish that stem from eight distinct ancestral lineages, which colonized the lake after its formation 9 to 12 million years ago. Six of twelve currently described tribes are assigned to the “H-lineage,” an assemblage of exclusively mouthbrood-ing cichlids, all of which evolved during a short period of time during the course of the primary radiation of lacustrine species. Our study focuses on the deepwater tribe Limnochromini, comprising bi… CONTINUE READING
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