The Lake Tanganyika cichlid species assemblage: recent advances in molecular phylogenetics

  title={The Lake Tanganyika cichlid species assemblage: recent advances in molecular phylogenetics},
  author={Stephan Koblm{\"u}ller and Kristina M Sefc and Christian Sturmbauer},
Lake Tanganyika is not the most species-rich of the Great East African Lakes, but comprises the greatest diversity of cichlid fishes in terms of morphology, ecology, and breeding styles. The lake contains a polyphyletic assemblage of cichlid lineages, which evolved from several ancient species that colonized the emerging lake some 9–12 million years ago. Based on morphological characteristics, the Tanganyikan cichlids have been classified into 12, or, more recently, 16 tribes, which are largely… CONTINUE READING
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