The first case of aggressive mimicry among lamprologines in a new species of Lepidiolamprologus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika

Von Schelly, Robert & T. Takahashi, R. Bills & M. Hori

Zootaxa, n.1638, pp. 39-49 (14-Nov.-2007)


" Lepidiolamprologus mimicus n. sp. is described from material collected along the Zambian coast of Lake Tanganyika. It is distinguished from congeners by its unique color pattern of bright yellow fins, a brownish-tan flank coloration and large, dark brown spots along the flanks, in addition to a series of meristic and morphometric characters. Lepidiolamprologus mimicus n. sp. exhibits an interesting feeding ecology, in which individuals blend into schools of their prey, yellow- finned cyprichromines, with the aid of similar coloration. This is the first instance of aggressive mimicry reported for lamprologines. "

Klassifizierung: Taxonomie und Phylogenie.

Sprache: English

Schelly, Robert & T. Takahashi, R. Bills & M. Hori. 2007. "The first case of aggressive mimicry among lamprologines in a new species of Lepidiolamprologus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika". Zootaxa. n.1638, pp. 39-49 (crc01493) (Kurzfassung)