Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 219–222 | Cite as

Nest-building and communal care of young byTilapia rendalli dumeril (pisces, cichlidae) in Lake Malawi

  • Anthony J. Ribbink
  • Alan C. Marsh
  • Beverley A. Marsh


Tilapia rendalli of Lake Malawi dig large tunnels in their nests and practise communal care of young. Both these traits are considered to be antipredator adaptations.


Predation Parental behaviour Haplochromis Pseudotropheus Melanochromis Cyathochromis Serranochromis Fishes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony J. Ribbink
    • 1
  • Alan C. Marsh
    • 1
  • Beverley A. Marsh
    • 1
  1. 1.J.L.B. Smith Institute of IchthyologyRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

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