Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Behavior Ecology

lithophile

An organism that dwells on or among rocks and their crevices. It may also spawn between or under rock formations; it is often the case that eggs and/or larvae development is strongly dependent on the proximity of boulders or stones which give the young cover from predators and light

Literatur

Coad, Brian & D.E. McAllister. 2007. "Dictionary of Ichtyology". Brian W. Coad. Retrieved on June 21, 2014, from: http://www.briancoad.com/Dictionary/Complete%20Dictionary.htm (crc06223)

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