Reticulate phylogeny of gastropod-shell-breeding cichlids from Lake Tanganyika – the result of repeated introgressive hybridization

@article{Koblmller2006ReticulatePO,
  title={Reticulate phylogeny of gastropod-shell-breeding cichlids from Lake Tanganyika – the result of repeated introgressive hybridization},
  author={Stephan Koblm{\"u}ller and Nina Duftner and Kristina M Sefc and Mitsuto Aibara and Martina Stipacek and Michel Blanc and Bernd Egger and Christian Sturmbauer},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
The tribe Lamprologini is the major substrate breeding lineage of Lake Tanganyika's cichlid species flock. Among several different life history strategies found in lamprologines, the adaptation to live and breed in empty gastropod shells is probably the most peculiar. Although shell-breeding arose several times in the evolutionary history of the lamprologines, all obligatory and most facultative shell-breeders belong to the so called "ossified group", a monophyletic lineage within the… CONTINUE READING