Extreme microallopatric divergence in a cichlid species from Lake Malawi

@article{Rico2002ExtremeMD,
  title={Extreme microallopatric divergence in a cichlid species from Lake Malawi},
  author={C. Rico and G. Turner},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={11}
}
  • C. Rico, G. Turner
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • We demonstrate significant population structuring on an extremely small spatial scale between adjacent demes of a Lake Malawi haplochromine cichlid species of the mbuna group, Pseudotropheus callainos, separated by only 35 m of habitat discontinuity. This substantiates further the notion that intralacustrine allopatric divergence may help to explain the high level of species richness of the mbuna in comparison to other Malawian cichlids, as well as of the Malawian haplochromines as a whole. 
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