Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the suborder Labroidea — the cichlid fish.

Etymologies

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Cichla +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Extraordinary radiations were occurring among a family of fishes known as the Cichlidae.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Extraordinary radiations were occurring among a family of fishes known as the Cichlidae.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Endemism exceeds 90% and the degree of adaptive radiation and speciation within the lake is remarkable, particularly among the Cichlidae (mbuna, rockfish).

    Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi

  • The explosive diversification of certain types of fish, such as the Cichlidae in the Great Lakes, has contributed to this richness.

    Biodiversity in Africa

  • The explosive diversification of certain types of fish, such as the Cichlidae in the Great Lakes, has contributed to this richness.

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  • They are all cichlids (family Cichlidae), but mine are

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  • Tilapia belongs to the Cichlidae family of fish and is known as mouth-brooders because they rear their larvae inside their mouth until such time that the larvae are capable of surviving on their own.

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  • Tilapia belongs to the Cichlidae family of fish and is known as mouth-brooders because they rear their larvae inside their mouth until such time that the larvae are capable of surviving on their own.

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  • - Acoustic behaviour in Malawian Cichlids (Pseudotropheus, Cichlidae): Potential cues for species recognition and intraspecific communication

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  • Cichlidae family includes the black Angel come from the Amazon Basin.

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