Fishes in the lower Congo River. An extreme case of species divergence and convergent evolution

Fishes in the lower Congo River An extreme case of species divergence and convergent evolution

In its lower reaches the Congo River is the world’s fastest and deepest river, and this short stretch hosts great biological diversity. Many fishes inhabiting the lower Congo River display adaptations to life in such an extreme environment, and often similar adaptations have arisen in fishes distant from each other on the tree of life. Professor Melanie Stiassny, along with […]

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