, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 351–352

Karyotypes of six species of African Cichlidae (Pisces: Perciformes)

  • K. W. Thompson

DOI: 10.1007/BF01959857

Cite this article as:
Thompson, K.W. Experientia (1981) 37: 351. doi:10.1007/BF01959857


Diploid numbers of 40–46 were found among the 6 species of African Cichlidae included in this karyotypic study. More species must be studies before any generalized conclusions regarding correlations between karyotypic morphology and phylogeny can be made.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. W. Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyThe University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of MississippiUniversityUSA