The role of rare morph advantage and conspicuousness in the stable gold-dark colour polymorphism of a crater lake Midas cichlid fish.

@article{TorresDowdall2017TheRO,
  title={The role of rare morph advantage and conspicuousness in the stable gold-dark colour polymorphism of a crater lake Midas cichlid fish.},
  author={Juli{\'a}n Torres-Dowdall and Jimena Golcher-Benavides and Gonzalo Machado-Schiaffino and Axel Meyer},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={
          1044-1053
        }
}
Genetically based stable colour polymorphisms provide a unique opportunity to study the evolutionary processes that preserve genetic variability in the wild. Different mechanisms are proposed to promote the stability of polymorphisms, but only few empirical examples have been documented, resulting in an incomplete understanding of these mechanisms. A remarkable genetically determined stable colour polymorphism is found in the Nicaraguan Midas cichlid species complex (Amphilophus cf. citrinellus… CONTINUE READING
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