Recent Literature on Cichlids


Anderson, M.  1993.  Introducing Julidochromis regani Kipili.  Cichlid News 2:  23.


Bills, I.R. & A.J. Ribbink. 1997. Description of Lamprologus laparogramma sp. nov., and rediagnosis of Lamprologus signatus Poll 1956 and Lamprologus kungweenesis Poll 1952, with notes on their ecology and behaviour (Teleostei: Cichlidae). South African Journal of Science,93: 555-564.


Bowers, N. & J.R. Stauffer, Jr. 1997. Eight new species of rock-dwelling cichlids of the genus Melanochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 8: 49-70.


Coleman, R.M. & A.P. Galvani. 1998. Egg size determines offspring size in neotropical cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Copeia 1988: 209-213.

Erlandsson, A. & A.J. Ribbink. 1997. Patterns of sexual size dimorphism in African cichlid fishes. South African Journal of Science, 93: 498-508.

Fermon, Y. & C. Cibert. 1998. Ecomorphological individual variation in a population of Haplochromis nyererei from the Tanzanian part of Lake Victoria. Journal of Fish Biology, 53: 66-83.


Fryer, G. 1997. Biological implications of a suggested Late Pleistocene desiccation of Lake Victoria. Hydrobiologia, 354: 177-182.


Fryer, G.  1996.  Endemism, speciation and adaptive radiation in great lakes.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 45:  109-131.


Fuller, P.M., L.G. Nico & J.D. Williams. 1999. Nonindigenous fishes introduced into inland waters of the United States. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 27, Bethesda, Maryland.


Gysels, E, L.J. De Bisthoven, L. De Vos, and F. Ollevier.  1997.  Food and habitat of four Xenotilapia species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) in a sandy bay of northern Lake Tanganyika (Burundi).  Journal of Fish Biology 50:  254-266.


Hale, E.A., J.R. Stauffer, Jr. & M.D. Mahaffy. 1998. Exceptions to color being a sexually dimorphic character in Melanochromis auratus (Teleostei: Cichlidae).Ichthyological Exploration  Freshwaters, 9: 263-266.


Hanssens, M., J. Snoeks & E. Verheyen. 1999. A morphometric revision of the genus Ophthalmotilapia (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika (East Africa). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125: 487-512.


Jepsen, D.B., K.O. Winemiller, D.C. Taphorn & D. Rodriguez Olarte. 1999. Age structure and growth of peacock cichlids from rivers and reservoirs of Venezuela. Journal of Fish Biology, 55:433-450.

Karino, K. 1998. Depth-related differences in territory size and defense in the herbivorous cichlid, Neolamprologus moorii, in Lake Tanganyika. Ichthyological Research, 45: 89-94.

Kaufman, L. 1997. Asynchronous taxon cycles in haplochromine fishes of the greater Lake Victoria Region. South African Journal of Science, 93: 601-606.


Keenleyside, M.H.A. (ed.).  1991.  Cichlid Fishes:  Behavior, Ecology and Evolution.  Chapman and Hall, London.


Kohda, M. 1998. Coexistence of permanently territorial cichlids of the genus Petrochromis through male-mating attack. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 52: 231-242.


Konings, A.  2004.  More discoveries from Lake Malawi.  Cichlid News 13(2):  6-13.


Konings, A.  2007.  Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat, 4th edition.  Cichlid Press, El Paso, TX.


Konings, A.  2001.  Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat, 3rd edition.  Cichlid Press, El Paso, TX.  315pp.


Konings, A.  1999.  Descriptions of three new Copadichromis species (Labroidei:  Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa.  Tropical Fish Hobbyist 47:  62-84.


Konings, A.  1998.  Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat.  Cichlid Press, 272pp.


Konings, A.  1995.  Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat, 2nd edition.  Cichlid Press, Germany, 352pp.


Konings, A.  1993.  The Neolamprologus brichardi complex.  Cichlid Yearbook, 3:  6-13.


Kullander, S.O. 1999. Fish species - how and why. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries9:325-352.


Lippitsch, E. 1998. Phylogenetic study of cichlid fishes in Lake Tanganyika: a lepidologicalapproach. Journal of Fish Biology, 53: 752-766.


Lippitsch, E. 1997. Phylogenetic investigations on the haplochromine Cichlidae of Lake Kivu (East Africa), based on lepidological characters. Journal of Fish Biology, 51: 284-299.


Lowe-McConnell, R.  1996.   Fish communities in the African great lakes.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 45:  219-235.


Neat, F.C., and S. Balshine-Earn.  1999.  A field survey of the breeding habits of Eretmodus cyanostictus, a biparental mouthbrooding cichlid in Lake Tanganyika.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 55:  333-338.


Ochi, H. & Y. Yanagisawa. 1999. Sand-transfer behavior outside the nest by guarding parents of the Tanganyikan cichlid, Neolamprologus caudopunctatus. IchthyologicalResearch, 46:  419-422.


Ribbink, A.J. & A.C. Ribbink. 1997. Paedophagia among cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria and Lake Malawi/Nyasa. South African Journal of Science, 93: 509-512.


Ribbink, A.J., B.A. Marsh, A.C. Marsh, A.C. Ribbink, and B.J. Sharp.  1983.  A preliminary survey of the cichlid fishes of rocky habitats in Lake Malawi.  South African Journal of Zoology 18(3):  148-310.


Schelly, R., Salzburger, W., Koblmüller, S., Duftner, N., Sturmbauer, C. (2006). Phylogenetic relationships of the lamprologine cichlid genus Lepidiolamprologus (Teleostei: Perciformes) based on mitochondrial and nuclear sequences, suggesting introgressive hybridization. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 38(2):426-438.  link to PDF


Seehausen, O.  1996.  Lake Victorian Rock Cichlids.  Verduyn Cichlids, Germany.


Seehausen, O.  1997.  Distribution of and reproductive isolation among color morphs of a rock-dwelling Lake Victoria cichlid (Haplochromis nyererei).  Ecology of Freshwater Fish  :  59-66.


Seehausen, O., E. Lippitsch, N. Bouton, and H. Zwennes.  1998.  Mbipi, the rock-dwelling cichlids of Lake Victoria:  description of three new genera and fifteen new species.  Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwater 9:  129-228.


Selong, J.H.  2006.  Experiences with Pseudotropheus pulpican from Lake Malawi.  Cichlid News 15(1).


Selong, J. H.  2005.  Experiences with Pundamilia igneopinnis from Lake Victoria.  Cichlid News 14(1).


Selong, J. H. 2004.  Introducing Lepidiolamprologus kendalli.  Cichlid News 13(2).


Selong, J. H.  2002.  Experiences with Pseudotropheus sp. "red-top ndumbi".  Cichlid News 11(3):  28-29.


Selong, J. H.  2001.  Enhancing the color of ornamental fish.  Freshwater and Marine Aquarium 24(11):  188-190.


Selong, J. H.  2001.  Aulonocara baenschi, a Malawi favorite.  Buntbarsche Bulletin 202:  1-3.


Selong, J. H.  2001.  Labeotropheus trewavasae "mpanga red", a brief look.  Buntbarsche Bulletin 200:  6-7.


Schütz, D. & M. Taborsky. 2000. Giant males or dwarf females: what determines the extreme sexual dimorphosm in Lamprologus callipterus. Journal of Fish Biology, 57: 1254-1265.


Stauffer, Jr., J.R., E.A. Hale & R. Seltzer. 1999. Hunting strategies of a Lake Malawi cichlid with reverse countershading. Copeia, 1999: 1108-1111.

Stauffer, Jr., J.R., N.J. Bowers, K.A. Kellogg & K.R. McKaye. 1997. A revision of the blue-black Pseudotropheus zebra (Teleostei: Cichlidae) complex from Lake Malawi, Africa, with a description of a new genus and ten new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 148: 189-230.


Stauffer Jr., J.R., K. Black, and A. F. Konings. 2013. Descriptions of five new species of Metriaclima (Teleostei: Cichlidae)
from Lake Malaŵi, Africa. Zootaxa 3647 (1): 101–136.


Steeves, G., D. Hansen, and A. Lamboj.  2010.  Cichlids of Africa. Vol. 1 Haplochromines.  Granda.  142 pp.


Stiassny, M.L.J. 1997. A phylogenetic overview of the lamprologine cichlids of Africa (Teleostei,Cichlidae): a morphological perspective. South African Journal of Science, 93: 513-523.


Sturmbauer, C., Koblmüller, S., Sefc, K.M., Duftner, N. (2005). Phylogeographic history of the genus Tropheus, a lineage of rock-dwelling cichlid fishes endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Hydrobiologia. 542:335-366.  link to PDF


Taborsky, M. & A. Grantner. 1998. Behavioural time-energy budgets of cooperatively breeding Neolamprologus pulcher (Pisces: Cichlidae). Animal Behaviour, 56: 1375-1382.

Takahashi, T. & K. Nakaya. 1997. A taxonomic review of Xenotilapia sima and X. boulengeri (Cichlidae; Perciformes) from Lake Tanganyika. Ichthyological Research, 44: 335-346.

Takahashi, T., Y. Yanagisawa & K. Nakaya. 1997. Microdontochromis rotundiventralis, a new cichlid fish (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Ichthyological Research, 44:109-117.


Tawil, Patrick. 2011. "Description of a new cichlid species from Lake Malawi, with reexamination of Cynotilapia afra (Günther, 1893) and Microchromis zebroides Johnson, 1975". Cybium. v. 35(n. 3), pp. 201-211


Witte, F., K.D.N. Barel & M.J.P. van Oijen. 1997. Intraspecific variation of haplochromine cichlids from Lake Victoria and its taxonomic implications. South African Journal of Science 93: 585-594.



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