Paedophagia among cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria and Lake Malawi/Nyasa.

Ribbink, A.J. and Ribbink, A.C. (1997) Paedophagia among cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria and Lake Malawi/Nyasa. South African Journal of Science, 93 (11/12). pp. 509-512. ISSN 0038-2353

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Abstract

Paedophages, as defined here, are cichlids which exploit the protective tactics of other cichlids to steal the offspring from them. The different tactics are reviewed here and a new form of paedophagy is described, in which retrieval of free-swimming young is stimulated by the paedophage so that the offspring gather at the parent's mouth, where they are readily caught by the paedophage.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cichlids, Fishes behaviour, Lake Victoria, Lake Malawi
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
ID Code:580
Deposited By: Ms Vivien Botha
Deposited On:05 Apr 2007
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:18
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