Inheritance patterns of lateral dimorphism examined through breeding experiments in Tanganyikan cichlid (Julidochromis transcriptus) and Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes).

The asymmetry of mouth morphology, in which the mouth opens either leftward or rightward, is a unique example of antisymmetry that is widely found in fishes, such as Tanganyikan scale-eating cichlids, herbivorous cichlids, and the Japanese freshwater goby. This dimorphism is thought to be heritable in a Mendelian manner similar to that of the dominance of… CONTINUE READING