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Updated: July 22, 2002

January 2002. Cichlids and Science: Powerful Predators.
         Cichlid News 11(1):31-34.
     Liem, K.F. 1991. Functional morphology. Pp. 129-150 in 
         Cichlid Fishes: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution 
         (M.H.A. Keenleyside, ed.), Chapman & Hall, New York.

     Wainwright, P.C., L.A. Ferry-Graham, T.B. Waltzek, A.M. 
         Carroll, C.D. Hulsey and J.R. Grubich. 2001. Evaluating
         the use of ram and suction during prey capture by 
         cichlid fishes. J. Experimental Biology 204:3039-3051.

October 2001. Cichlids and Science: The Riddle of Lake Victoria.
         Cichlid News 10(4):32-34.
     Coleman, R. 1997. Cichlids and Science: How Old is Lake 
         Victoria? Cichlid News 6(1):14-15. 
     Fryer, G. 2000. On the age and origin of the species flock
         of haplochromine cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria. 
         Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 268:1147-1152.
     Goldschmidt, T. 1996. Darwin's Dreampond: Drama in Lake
         Victoria. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
     Johnson, T.C., C.A. Scholz, M.R. Talbot, K. Kelts, R.D. 
         Ricketts, G. Ngobi, K. Beuning, I. Ssemmanda, and J.W.
         McGill. 1996. Late Pleistocene desiccation of Lake
         Victoria and rapid evolution of cichlid fishes. 
         Science 273:1091-1093.
     Meyer, A.E., T.D. Kocher, P. Basasibwaki, and A.C. Wilson.
         1990. Monophyletic origin of Lake Victoria cichlid 
         fishes suggested by mitochondrial DNA sequences. 
         Nature (London) 347:550-553.
     Nagl, S., H. Tichy, W.E. Mayer, N. Takezaki, N. Takahata,
         and J. Klein. 2000. The origin and age of haplochromine
         fishes in Lake Victoria, East Africa. Proc. R. Soc. 
         London. 267:1049-1061. 
     Witte, F., B.S. Msuku, J.H. Wanink, O. Seehausen, E.F.B.
         Katunzi, P.C. Goudswaard, and T. Goldschmidt. 2000. 
         Recovery of cichlid species in Lake Victoria: an 
         examination of factors leading to differential 
         extinction. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.
         10: 233-241. 

April 2001. Cichlids and Science: Bad Cichlids? Cichlid News
         10(2): 26-27.
     Gratwicke, B. and B.E. Marshall. 2001. The relationship 
         between the exotic predators Micropterus salmoides
         and Serranochromis robustus and native stream fishes
         in Zimbabwe. J. Fish Biol. 58:68-75. 
     McKaye, K.R., J.D. Ryan, J.R Stauffer, Jr., L.J. Lopez
         Perez, G.I. Vega and E.P. van den Berghe. 1995. 
         African tilapia in Lake Nicaragua. Bioscience 45:

January 2001. Cichlids and Science: Feeding Frenzy. Cichlid 
         News 10(1):32-34.
     Coleman, R. 1997. Cichlids and Science: Food for thought. 
         Cichlid News 9(3):30-31.
     Genner, M.J., Turner, G.F., and S.J. Hawkins. 1999a. Foraging
         of rocky cichlid fishes in Lake Malawi: coexistence 
         through niche partitioning. Oecologia 121:283-292.
     Genner, M.J., Turner, G.F., and S.J. Hawkins. 1999b. Resource
         control by territorial male cichlid fish in Lake Malawi.
         J. Anim. Ecol. 68:522-529.
     McKaye, K.R. and A. Marsh. 1983. Food switching by two 
         specialized algae-scraping cichlid fishes in Lake Malawi, 
         Africa. Oecologia 56:245-248.

July 2000. Cichlids and Science: Food for Thought. Cichlid 
         News 9(3):32-34.
     Coleman, R. 1997. Cichlids and science: that amazing mouth. 
         Cichlid News 6(4):30-31.
     Yamaoka, K. 1991. Feeding relationships. Pp. 151-172. In: 
         Cichlid Fishes: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution. (M.H.A.
         Keenleyside, ed.) Chapman and Hall, New York.
     Yuma, M., Narita, T., Hori, M. and T. Kondo. Food resources of
         shrimp-eating cichlid fishes in Lake Tanganyika. Environ.
         Biol. Fishes 52:371-378.  

April 2000. Cichlids and Science: Nest for Success. Cichlid 
     News 9(2):32-34.
     Coleman, R. 1999. Cichlids of the Rio Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
         Cichlid News 8(1):6-12.
     McKaye, K.R., S.M. Louda, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr. 1990. Bower
         size and male reproductive success in a cichlid fish lek.
         Am. Nat. 135:597-613.
     Ochi, H. and Y. Yanagisawa. 1999. Sand-transfer behavior outside
         the nest by guarding parents of the Tanganyikan cichlid,
         Neolamprologus caudopunctatus. Ichthyological Research 46:
     Takemon, Y. and K. Nakanishi. 1998. Reproductive success in female
         Neolamprologus mondabu (Cichlidae): influence of substrate 
         types. Environ. Biol. Fishes 52:261-269.
     Watanabe, T. 2000. The nesting site of a piscivorous cichlid, 
         Lepidolamprologus profundicola, as a safety zone for juveniles
         of a zooplanktivorous cichlid, Cyprichromis leptosoma, in 
         Lake Tanganyika. Environ. Biol. Fishes 57:171-177.

January 2000. Cichlids and Science: Revealing Relationships. Cichlid
     News 9(1):32-34. 
     Bills, I.R., and A.J. Ribbink. 1997. Description of Lamprologus 
          laparogramma sp. nov., and rediagnosis of Lamprologus
          signatus Poll 1956 and Lamprologus kungweensis Poll 1952, 
          with notes on their ecology and behaviour (Teleostei: 
          Cichlidae). S. Afr. J. Sci. 93:555-564.
     Kocher, T.D., J.A. Conroy, K.R. McKaye, J.R. Stauffer, and S.F.
          Lockwood. 1995. Evolution of NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2
          in East African cichlid fish. Molec. Phylo. Evol. 4:420-432.
     Stiassny, M.L.J. 1997. A phylogenetic overview of the lamprologine
          cichlids of Africa (Teleostei, Cichlidae): a morphological
          perspective. S. Afr. J. Sci. 93:513-523.
     Sturmbauer, C., Verheyen, E. and A. Meyer. 1993. Mitochondrial 
          phylogeny of the Lamprologiini, the major substrate spawning
          lineage of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika in Eastern
          Africa.  Molec. Biol. Evol. 11:691-703.

October 1999. Cichlids and Science: Speculating about Species. Cichlid
     News 8(4):32-34. 
     de Vos, L., and L. Seegers. 1998. Seven new Orthochromis species
          (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Malagarasi, Luiche and 
          Rugufu basins (Lake Tanganyika drainage), with notes on 
          their reproductive biology. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshw.
          9:371- 420. 
     Loiselle, P.V. 1997. Diagnoses of two new cichlids from Rio 
          Sixaola drainage, Costa Rica. Buntbarsche Bulletin 180:1-8.
     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 
          (Teleostei). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshw. 9:129-228.

July 1999. Cichlids and Science: Choosing a Mate. Cichlid News 8(3): 32-34
     Barlow, G.W. 1986. Mate choice in the monogamous and polychromatic
          Midas cichlid, Cichlasoma citrinellum. J. Fish Biol. 29A: 
     ---, and P. Siri. 1997. Does sexual selection account for the 
          conspicuous head dimorphism in the Midas cichlid? Anim.
          Behav. 53:573-584.
     Karino, K. 1997. Female mate preference for males having long and
          symmetric fins in the bower-holding cichlid Cyathopharynx
          furcifer. Ethology 103:183-192.
     McKaye, K.R. 1985. Mate choice and size assortative pairing by the
          cichlid fishes of Lake Jiloa, Nicaragua. J. Fish Biol. 29A:
     Triefenbach, F. and M. Itzkowitz. 1998. Mate switching as a function
          of mate quality in convict cichlids, Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum.
          Anim. Behav. 55:1263-1270.

April 1999. Cichlids and Science: Fighting. Cichlid News 8(2): 32-33
     Balshine-Earn, S. and A. Lotem. 1998. Individual recognition in a
          cooperatively breeding cichlid: evidence from video playback
          experiments. Behaviour 135:369-386.
     Barlow, G.W., W. Rogers W. and N. Fraley. 1986. Do midas cichlids
          win through prowess or daring? It depends. Behav. Ecol.
          Sociobiol. 19:1-8. 
     Beeching, S.C. 1992. Visual assessment of relative body size in a cichlid
          fish, the oscar Astronotus ocellatus. Ethology 90:177-186.
     Neat, F.C. 1998 Mouth morphology, testes size and body size in male
          Tilapia zilli: implications for fighting and assessment. J. Fish Biol.
     ---, F.A. Huntingford and M.M.C. Beveridge 1998. Fighting and
          assessment in male cichlid fish: the effects of asymmetries in
          gonadal state and body size. Anim. Behav. 55:883-891.

January 1999. Cichlids and Science: Mysterious Mouthbrooders. Cichlid News
     Balshine-Earn, S. 1995. The costs of parental care in Galilee St. Peter's
          fish, Sarotherodon galilaeus. Anim. Behav. 50:1-7
     Brichard, P. 1979. Unusual brooding behaviors in Lake Tanganyika
          cichlids. Buntbar. Bull. 74:10-12.
     Finley, L. 1983. Synodontis multipunctatus reproduction and maternal
          mouthbrooding cichlids -- a cuckoo relationship? Buntbar. Bull.
     Kellogg, K.A., J.A. Markert, J.R. Stauffer Jr. and T.D. Kocher. 1995.
          Microsatellite variation demonstrates multiple paternity in lekking
          cichlid fishes from Lake Malawi, Africa. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B.
     Kellogg, K.A., J.A. Markert, J.R. Stauffer Jr. and T.D. Kocher. 1998.
          Intraspecific brood mixing and reduced polyandry in a maternal
          mouth-brooding cichlid. Behav. Ecol. 9:309-312.
     Mrowka, W. and B. Schierwater. 1988. Energy expenditure for
          mouthbrooding in a cichlid fish. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 22:161-
     Oppenheimer, J.R. 1970. Mouthbreeding in fishes. Animal Behaviour
     Sato, T. 1986. A brood parasitic catfish of mouthbrooding cichlid fishes
          in Lake Tanganyika. Nature 323:58-59.
     Shaw, E.S. and L.R. Aronson (1954) Oral incubation in Tilapia
          macrocephala. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 103:378-415. 
     Smith, C. and R.J. Wootton. 1994. The cost of parental care in
          Haplochromis 'argens' (Cichlidae). Environ. Biol. Fishes 40:99-
     Yanagisawa, Y. and H. Ochi. 1991. Food intake by mouthbrooding
          females of Cyphotilapia frontosa (Cichlidae) to feed both
          themselves and their young. Environ. Biol. Fishes 30:353-358. 
     Yanagisawa, Y., H. Ochi and A. Rossiter. 1996. Intra-buccal feeding of
          young in an undescribed Tanganyikan cichlid Microdontochromis
          sp. Environ. Biol. Fishes 47:191-201.

July 1998. Cichlids and Science: Enigmatic Eggs. Cichlid News 7(3): 32-33
     Coleman, R.M. and A.P. Galvani. 1998. Egg size determines offspring
          size in Neotropical cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Copeia

April 1998. Cichlids and Science: Something Old Doing Something New. 
     Cichlid News 7(2): 30-31
     Martin, E. and M. Taborsky. 1997. Alternative male mating tactics in a
          cichlid, Pelvicachromis pulcher: a comparison of reproductive
          effort and success. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 41:311-319. 
     Parker, A. and I. Kornfield. 1996. Polygyandry in Pseudotropheus zebra,
          a cichlid from Lake Malawi.  Environ. Biol. Fishes 47:345-352.
     Yamagashi, S. and M. Kohda. 1996. Is the cichlid fish Julidochromis
          marlieri polyandrous?  Ichthyol. Res. 43: 469-471.

January 1998. Cichlids and Science: The Color Conundrum.  Cichlid News 7(1):
     Coleman, R.M. 1997. Cichlids and Science: How old is Lake Victoria?
          Cichlid News 6(1):14-15.
     Goldschmidt, T. 1996.  Darwin's Dreampond: Drama in Lake
          Victoria. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
     Rambo, C. 1997. Getting started with Lake Victoria haplochromines. 
          Cichlid News 6(3):22-28.
     Seehausen, O. 1996. Lake Victoria Rock Cichlids: Taxonomy, Ecology
          and Distribution.  Verduin Cichlids, Zevenhuizen, Holland. 304
     Seehausen, O., van Alphen J.J.M., and F. Witte.  1997. Cichlid fish
          diversity threatened by eutrophication that curbs sexual selection.
          Science 227:1808-1811.

October 1997. Cichlids and Science: That Amazing Mouth.  Cichlid News 6(4):
     Hori, M. 1993. Frequency-dependent natural selection in the handedness
          of scale-eating cichlid fish.  Science 260:216-219.
     Roe, K.J., Conkel, D. and C. Lydeard. 1997. Molecular systematics of
          Middle American Cichlid Fishes and the evolution of trophic-types
          in 'Cichlasoma (Amphilophus)' and 'C. (Thorichthys)'.  Molecular
          Phylogenetics and Evolution 7:366-376.

July 1997. Cichlids and Science: Sex determination.  Cichlid News 6(3): 20-21
     Francis, R.C. 1992. Sexual lability in teleosts: developmental factors.
          Quart. Rev. Biol. 67:1-18.
     Francis, R.C., and G.W. Barlow. 1993. Social control of primary sex
          determination in the Midas cichlid. Proc. Nat'l. Acad. Sci. USA
     Heiligenberg, W. 1965. Color polymorphism in the males of an African
          cichlid fish. J. Zool. 146:95-97.
     Romer, U. and W. Beisenherz. 1996. Environmental determination of sex
          in Apistogramma (Cichlidae) and two other freshwater fishes
          (Teleostei). J. Fish Biol. 48:714-725.
     Rubin, D. 1985. Effect of pH on sex ratio in cichlids and a poeciliid
          (Teleostei). Copeia 1985: 233-235.

April 1997. Cichlids and Science: Whose kids are those anyway? Cichlid News
     Ochi, H. and Y. Yanagisawa. 1996. Interspecific brood-mixing in
          Tanganyikan cichlids. Env. Biol. Fishes 45: 141-149
     Wisenden, B.D. and M.H.A. Keenleyside. 1994. The dilution effect and
          differential predation following brood adoption in free-ranging
          convict cichlids (Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum). Ethology 96:203-

January 1997. Cichlids and Science: How Old is Lake Victoria? Cichlid News
     Colinvaux, P.A., P.E. De Oliveira, J.E. Moreno, M.C. Miller, and M.B.
          Bush. 1996. A long pollen record from lowland Amazonia: forest
          and cooling in glacial times.  Science (Washington, D.C.) 274: 85-
     Johnson, T.C., C.A. Scholz, M.R. Talbot, K. Kelts, R.D. Ricketts, G.
          Ngobi, K. Beuning, I. Ssemmanda, and J.W. McGill. 1996. Late
          Pleistocene desiccation of Lake Victoria and rapid evolution of
          cichlid fishes.  Science (Washington, D.C.) 273: 1091-1093.
     Loiselle, P.V. 1996a. Fulu of the Yala swamp -- part I: overview of the
          fishes. Cichlid News 5(3):11-18.
     Loiselle, P.V. 1996b. Fulu of the Yala swamp -- part II: husbandry and
          conservation. Cichlid News 5(4):6-11.
     McAndrews, R. 1992. Lake Victoria: a great lake in ecological flux.
          Cichlid News 1(4):20-21.
     Meyer, A.E., T.D. Kocher, P. Basasibwaki, and A.C. Wilson. 1990.
          Monophyletic origin of Lake Victoria cichlid fishes suggested by
          mitochondrial DNA sequences.  Nature (London) 347:550-553.
     Rambo, C. 1993. Guest commentary -- report on the Lake Victoria
          Cichlid Conservation Symposium. Cichlid News 2(2): 23-24.

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