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Unformatted text preview: fishes that feed on the scales of their prey. Unlike symmetrical jaws, which require the fish to swim at a more perpendicular approach to attack its prey, the cichlid fish are capable of swimming at a more parallel position. The result is the cichlid fish are less likely to be detected by their prey as they pursue them. Like Darwin’s finches, “the craniofacial evolution in the Perissodini involved discrete shifts in skeletal anatomy that reflect differences in habitat preference and predation strategies.” Questions:-What are the implications of these studies in concerns to the humans?-How much time would an undergrad in your lab be expected to invest on a weekly basis?-What got you interested in your field of study?...
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- Fall '09
- Evolution, Cichlid, Tilapia, cichlid fish, Dan Guerra