Role of epibenthic resource opportunities in the parallel evolution of lake whitefish species pairs (Coregonus sp.).

@article{Landry2010RoleOE,
  title={Role of epibenthic resource opportunities in the parallel evolution of lake whitefish species pairs (Coregonus sp.).},
  author={L Bart Landry and Louis Bernatchez},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={2602-13}
}
Parallel evolution of a dwarf and normal whitefish has been documented in six post-glacial lakes. Here, we relate the structure and seasonal variations of the epibenthic invertebrate communities to the extent of phenotypic differentiation in these species pairs. The highest phenotypic differentiation occurs in lakes characterized by less overlap in size distribution between limnetic and epibenthic prey which could represent enhanced ecological opportunities for trophic specialization and… CONTINUE READING

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