cichlid fish

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Noun1.cichlid fish - freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishescichlid fish - freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
bolti, Tilapia nilotica - important food fish of the Nile and other rivers of Africa and Asia Minor
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On Lake Victoria, the report by ILBM indicated that the water body has experienced dramatic changes in the past century.WATER QUALITY"Lake Victoria has lost about 60 percent of its cichlid fish in the last decade and has been facing deterioration in water quality, partly due to over-exploitation of fish resources and human impact on the ecosystem," said the report.
Tilapia is a common name for all types of cichlid fish species.
Geometric morphometric analyses provide evidence for the adaptive character of the Tanganyikan cichlid fish radiations.
Cases of bilharzia, caused by a fresh water-dwelling parasite, put many people off swimming in the lake, but several areas - including Bird Island - are regularly tested and deemed safe for snorkelling, providing an opportunity to see the rare, endemic cichlid fish which earned Lake Malawi its Unesco status.
For an example, consider the cichlid fish of East Africa, which at first seems to prove that testosterone is indeed king.
In a small volcanic lake in Tanzania, what was once a single species of cichlid fish is slowly becoming two, a process known as sympatric speciation.
Effect of separate and combined lead and selenium on the liver of the cichlid fish Oreochromis niloticus: ultrastructural study.
* Cichlid fish that are reared in larger groups from birth display a greater and more extensive range of social interactions, which continues into the later life of the fish.