Sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish

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BARLUENGA, Marta, Kai N. STÖLTING, Walter SALZBURGER, Moritz MUSCHICK, Axel MEYER, 2006. Sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish. In: Nature. 439(7077), pp. 719-723. ISSN 0028-0836. eISSN 1476-4679. Available under: doi: 10.1038/nature04325

@article{Barluenga2006Sympa-6577, title={Sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish}, year={2006}, doi={10.1038/nature04325}, number={7077}, volume={439}, issn={0028-0836}, journal={Nature}, pages={719--723}, author={Barluenga, Marta and Stölting, Kai N. and Salzburger, Walter and Muschick, Moritz and Meyer, Axel} }

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