Diversity and evolution of the Middle American cichlid
fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with revised classification.
Changes in behavior with increasing experience with a novel prey in fry of the Central American cichlid
, Cichlasoma managuense (Teleostei: Cichlidae).
Nearly all other South American cichlids
have a colour pattern consisting of vertical bars at some or all life stages, usually about eight.
Though diverse, the group of some 600 South and Central American cichlid
species is also little known.
Contrasts in social behavior between Central American cichlid
fishes and coral-reef surgeon fishes.
The tucunare introduced into the Pantanal was identified as Cichla piquiti, originally from the Tocantins-Araguaia river Basin, based on Kullander and Ferreira's (2006) review of South American cichlid
Molecular systematics of Middle American cichlid
fishes and the evolution of trophic-types in Cichlasoma (Amphilophus) and C.
A revision of the South American cichlid
genus Cichlasoma (Teleostei: Cichlidae).
The reproductive biology and growth of the Central American cichlid
Cichlasoma urophthalmus (Guenther).
Also, we have built a family tree of all South American cichlids
, including the Mazarunia mazarunii we eventually collected.
Researchers have nearly unanimously concluded that animals are adapted for exploiting resources relied upon during periods of food scarcity (e.g., British finches [Newton 1967, 1972], North American shorebirds [Baker and Baker 1973], African cichlids [McKaye and Marsh 1983], Central American cichlids
[Liem and Kaufman 1984], Darwin's finches [Schluter and Grant 1984; Grant 1986], African seedcrackers [Smith 1990, 1991]; but see Greenberg 1979, 1981).