Subtle population structure and male-biased dispersal in two Copadichromis species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, East Africa

@article{Anseeuw2008SubtlePS,
  title={Subtle population structure and male-biased dispersal in two Copadichromis species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, East Africa},
  author={Dieter Anseeuw and Gregory E. Maes and Paul Busselen and Dries Knapen and Jos Snoeks and Erik Verheyen},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={615},
  pages={69-79}
}
Various attributes of cichlid biology have been suggested to drive their propensity for rapid speciation, including population substructuring over short geographic distances. While this seems especially true for the rock-dwelling Mbuna species from Lake Malawi, the present study shows that geographic or habitat barriers are not sufficient to explain population substructuring in the less substrate-bound Utaka (non-Mbuna) species. We found similar levels of subtle population structure in the rock… CONTINUE READING