Molecular systematics of Middle American cichlid fishes and the evolution of trophic-types in 'Cichlasoma (Amphilophus)' and 'C. (Thorichthys)'.

@article{Roe1997MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular systematics of Middle American cichlid fishes and the evolution of trophic-types in 'Cichlasoma (Amphilophus)' and 'C. (Thorichthys)'.},
  author={Kevin J. Roe and D Conkel and Charles Lydeard},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={366-76}
}
The majority of Middle American cichlids are placed in the informal assemblage 'Cichlasoma.' The group is divided into eight sections which appear to be based primarily on trophic morphology. Although several members of 'Cichlasoma' have been used in ecomorphological, behavioral, and biogeographic studies, no phylogenetic hypotheses for the group exist. In an attempt to develop a better understanding of the phylogenetic relationships of 'cichlasomine' cichlids, we examined the evolution of the… CONTINUE READING

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