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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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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