Mastacembelid eels support Lake Tanganyika as an evolutionary hotspot of diversification

  title={Mastacembelid eels support Lake Tanganyika as an evolutionary hotspot of diversification},
  author={Katherine J Brown and Lukas R{\"u}ber and Roger Bills and Julia J Day},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
Lake Tanganyika (LT) is the oldest of the African Rift Lakes and is one of the richest freshwater ecosystems on Earth, with high levels of faunal diversity and endemism. The endemic species flocks that occur in this lake, such as cichlid fishes, gastropods, catfish and crabs, provide unique comparative systems for the study of patterns and processes of speciation. Mastacembelid eels (Teleostei: Mastacembelidae) are a predominately riverine family of freshwater fish, occurring across Africa and… CONTINUE READING

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