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Three new species of cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua

Von Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & J.K. McCrary & K.E. Black

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, v. 121 (no. 1); pp.117–129 (2008)


" Three new species of the Amphilophus citrinellus (Günther) species complex that are endemic to Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua are described. The new species differ from previously described members of this complex in other lakes, are phenotypically distinct, and assortatively mate in Lake Apoyo. The presence of endemic cichlids in each of the crater lakes suggests that sympatric speciation occurred. A key is presented for the species of Amphilophus found in Lake Apoyo. "

Klassifizierung: Taxonomie und Phylogenie.

Sprache: English

Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & J.K. McCrary & K.E. Black. 2008. "Three new species of cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. v. 121 (no. 1); pp.117–129 (crc01552) (Kurzfassung)