Ultraviolet reflectivity in three species of Lake Malaŵi rock-dwelling cichlids

R. Jordan, K. Kellogg, F. Juanes, D. Howe, J. Stauffer, E. Loew, G. Losey

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Abstract

The body colouration extending into ultraviolet wavelengths in three species of Lake Malaŵi rock-dwelling cichlids, Metriaclima zebra, Metriaclima benetos and Metriaclima barlowi was quantified. All three species were ultraviolet reflective with interspecific differences in reflectivity. In addition, individuals were able to behaviourally mediate their reflectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-882
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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