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University of Leicester

Haplochromine Cichlid Teeth

Caption: Haplochromine cichlid fishes that eat algae in different ways have very different tooth wear. The teeth on the top row are from fish that scrape algae from plants; those in the middle row are the same species, but scrape algae from rocks. The roughest teeth, those on the bottom row, are from a species that specializes in rock scraping.

Credit: Mark Purnell, University of Leicester

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