The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Stauffer, J.R., Jr., and K.R. McKaye. 1986. Description of a paedophagous deep-water cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 99: 29-33.  

A deep-water paedophagous cichlid of the genus Diplotaxodon is described from Lake Malawi, Africa. Similarity of jaw morphology between this species and shallow-water paedophages which obtain eggs and larvae by ramming brooding females, suggest [sic] that this deep-water cichlid obtains food in the same manner.




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