The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Lowe-McConnell, R. 1996. Fish communities in the African great lakes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 45 (3): 219-235.  

Ecological conditions in tropical lacustrine systems are considered by focusing on the evolution, maintenance, exploitation and vulnerability of fish communities in the African Great Lakes. The exceptionally high biodiversities in the littoral/sublittoral zones of the very ancient, deep, clear, permanently stratified rift lakes Tanganyika and Malawi, are contrasted with the simpler systems in their pelagic zones, also with biodiversity in the much younger, shallower Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake.




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