Geographical colour variation in cichlid fishes at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika

  title={Geographical colour variation in cichlid fishes at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika},
  author={Masanori Kohda and Yasunobu Yanagisawa and Tetsu Sato and Kazuhiro Nakaya and Yasuo Niimura and Kazunori Matsumoto and Haruki Ochi},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
Geographical colour variation and distribution of 48 common cichlid fish species were studied at 20 sites along an 85 km shoreline at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. Sixteen species had two or more colour morphs and 11 species showed a limited distribution in the study area. They were all rock-dwellers. Distributional borders of the color morphs and species with a limited distribution mostly lay in two long sandy beaches, 7 and 13 km long. We suggest that the long sandy beaches can… CONTINUE READING

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