Lake Malawi cichlid evolution along a benthic/limnetic axis

  title={Lake Malawi cichlid evolution along a benthic/limnetic axis},
  author={C Darrin Hulsey and R. J. Roberts and Y-H E Loh and Maxwell F Rupp and J Todd Streelman},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
Divergence along a benthic to limnetic habitat axis is ubiquitous in aquatic systems. However, this type of habitat divergence has largely been examined in low diversity, high latitude lake systems. In this study, we examined the importance of benthic and limnetic divergence within the incredibly species-rich radiation of Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Using novel phylogenetic reconstructions, we provided a series of hypotheses regarding the evolutionary relationships among 24 benthic and limnetic… CONTINUE READING
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