Phylogeny of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid species flock and its relationship to the Central and East African haplochromine cichlid fish faunas.

@article{Salzburger2002PhylogenyOT,
  title={Phylogeny of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid species flock and its relationship to the Central and East African haplochromine cichlid fish faunas.},
  author={Walter Salzburger and Axel Meyer and Sanja Baric and Erik Verheyen and Christian Sturmbauer},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={
          113-35
        }
}
Lake Tanganyika, the oldest of the East African Great Lakes, harbors the ecologically, morphologically, and behaviorally most complex of all assemblages of cichlid fishes, consisting of about 200 described species. The evolutionary old age of the cichlid assemblage, its extreme degree of morphological differentiation, the lack of species with intermediate morphologies, and the rapidity of lineage formation have made evolutionary reconstruction difficult. The number and origin of seeding… Expand
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