The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Lippitsch, E. 1997. Phylogenetic investigations on the haplochromine Cichlidae of Lake Kivu (East Africa), based on lepidological characters. Journal of Fish Biology 42: 903-946.  

The phylogeny of the haplochromine cichlids of Lake Kivu was studied using lepidological characters. Only one species, Haplochromis astatodon was found to have a closer relationship to a group outside Lake Kivu, namely Haplochromis sensu stricto. The other 14 species form a monophyletic lineage that is part of a subdivision in the large Lake Victoria–Edward–Kivu flock. The internal phylogeny of this lineage was resolved to the species level.




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