Metriaclima zebra© photo by Ad Konings
Two new species of shell-dwelling Lake Malawi cichlids described — Two new species of small shell-dwelling mbuna cichlids from Lake Malawi have been described in the journal Zootaxa (5052(3):419–432 — 15-Oct-2021) by Torin A. Miller, Ad Konings and Jay Stauffer.... more
Paratilapia polleni Bleeker, 1868 — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas
Mainland populations are threatened by rampant deforestation and habitat degradation or destruction.
Herichthys pantostictus (Taylor & Miller, 1983) — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas
The variable cichlid of the Panuco drainage.
Spawning strategies in cichlids part 4 – Substrate brooders — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas
Unlike the livebearing fishes, where females produce eggs that are internally fertilized, giving birth to fully formed and self-reliant progeny, all species of cichlids use external fertilization, which may seem like a more primitive technique, but it has so far supported their evolutionary success. In cichlids, unlike in other fishes such as characins which don’t provide post spawn care to their progeny, egg care has evolved into a high degree of specialization
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