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Author Of Darwin's Dreampond Has New Fish Species From Lake Victoria Named In Honor Of Him
2013-01-02 10:25:23

New species of cichlid fish from Lake Victoria named in honor of Tijs Goldschmidt, author of Darwin's Dreampond.

2011-10-13 10:27:06

Subordinate male cichlid fish who help with the childcare for the dominant breeding pair are occasionally actually the fathers of some of the offspring they help to rear.

2011-06-15 13:46:21

Telling your partner to watch her weight is not recommended-unless you're a male cleaner fish, reports a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

2010-12-13 21:25:57

For the first time ever, scientists have found a difference in the way males and females of the same species of vertebrate see things – and that sexes likely use that difference to select their mates.

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2010-09-20 10:28:37

Caring for children can be a tough job, particularly if you are a female cichlid fish.

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2010-01-26 08:11:50

Putting function before form, members of the Perissodinus genus of fish have developed a hugely lopsided jaw that provides a distinct feeding advantage.

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2009-12-14 12:13:56

A research team from McMaster University and the University of New South Wales has found that among cichlids, a species that lives in groups, members make strategic decisions about their living situation.

2009-05-15 11:43:02

Subordinate individuals living within a group of vertebrates sometimes assist a more dominant pair by helping to raise the dominant pair's offspring and this has been shown to occur among subordinate female cichlids.

2008-10-06 00:00:20

By Jennifer Gomez; Brenda Lim KUALA LUMPUR: Local fish in ponds and rivers in Perak and the Klang Valley are in danger of being wiped out due to two highly aggressive predator fishes which are wreaking havoc in the waterways.

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2008-10-02 12:40:00

Researchers said Wednesday that some colorful cichlid fish in Africa's Lake Victoria formed a new species by adapting their vision, showing that geographical isolation is not essential for divergence.


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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-28 21:03:17

Pelvicachromis pulcher is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family, endemic to Nigeria and Cameroon. The species is popular amongst aquarium hobbyists, and is most commonly sold under the name Kribensis, although the species has other common names, including various derivatives of Kribensis: Krib, Common Krib and Rainbow krib, along with rainbow cichlid and purple cichlid. Appearance, size and coloration In the wild, male P. pulcher grow to a maximum length of approximately 4.9 in (12.5...

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2007-03-28 15:12:26

The Auratus cichlid, Melanochromis auratus, is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family. It is also known as Golden mbuna and Malawi golden cichlid. It is endemic to the southern region of Lake Malawi, particularly from Jalo Reef southward along the entire western coast down to Crocodile Rocks. This cichlid is found in rocky habitats and prefers a pH range of 7.0"“8.5 and a temperature range of 71.6-78.8°F (22"“26°C). Auratus cichlids are small, elongate fish that can grow up to...

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2007-03-28 14:58:47

Lamprologus is a genus of fishes from the family Cichlidae. The type species for this genus is Lamprologus congoensis a riverine cichlid from Eastern Africa. The genus is under some revision and may eventually be restricted to these riverine types. There are currently 19 species included in the genus.

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2007-03-26 18:38:27

Hemichromis is a genus of fish from the family Cichlidae, known in the aquarium trade as Jewel cichlids. Jewel cichlids are native to West Africa. Within West Africa Hemichromis species are found in creeks, streams, rivers and lakes with a variety of water qualities. Jewel cichlids can reach lengths of 2.76-5.12 in (7-13 cm) in some species. Brighter body coloration is generally evident during breeding. Sexual dimorphism is limited, though male jewel cichlids are typically more brightly...

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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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