Lake Malawi Multiple-Choice Quiz:

the Answers

  1. Tilapia rendalli is the only Lake Malawi cichlid that guards its eggs and young on the substrate instead of in the mother's mouth.
  2. David Livingstone visited Lake Nyassa (L. Malawi) in the 19th century, his naturalist Kirk collecting the first fish specimens from the lake.
  3. Tyrannochromis polyodon, an ambush predator, grows much larger than the other cichlid species named in the question.
  4. "Chrysonotus" means "golden back." One of the Utaka, Copadichromis chrysonotus, is an example of the use of this name.
  5. Lake Malawi's depth is approximately 2300 feet (700 meters) - the world's fourth deepest lake.
  6. As early as 1546, Lake "Maravi" (Malawi) first appeared on a Portuguese map of Africa.
  7. Bagrus meridionalis catfishes have been observed to have fishlice nibbled from them by Maylandia crabro, sometimes called the Bumblebee cichlid.
  8. A "lepidophage" is a creature that feeds on scales. Several Lake Malawi cichlid species have this unusual diet, sneaking scales from cichlids or other fishes.
  9. The first naval victory for Britain in World War I occurred, of all places, on Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi).
  10. A freshwater sponge, known as Malawispongia, lives in Lake Malawi, and only there.


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