The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa

Abstract of Publication

Lippitsch, E. 1995. Scale and squamation character polarity and phyletic assessment in the family Cichlidae. Journal of Fish Biology 47: 91-106.  

Scale and squamation characters have proved to be useful in investigating phyletic relationships in the family Cichlidae. To provide a sound basis for a cladistic analysis the plesiomorphic states have to be determined. This has been done for the family as a whole as well as for some phyletic lineages. Based on those characters the phylogeny within the family has been investigated.




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