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Table 1 Study species of herbivorous fishes in Lake Tanganyika and their ecomorphs based on feeding habits, territoriality, and the number of samples we collected

From: Depth segregation and diet disparity revealed by stable isotope analyses in sympatric herbivorous cichlids in Lake Tanganyika

Tribe Species Abbreviation Feeding ecomorph Feeding territory Number of algal farms Sampling depth (m) Number of fish individuals Reference
Tilapiini Oreochromis tanganicae Otan biter no - - 5 [13,52]
Ectodini Xenotilapia papilio Xpap scooper breeding pairs only - - 5 [13,14]
Eretmodini Eretmodus cyanostictus Ecya scraper breeding pairs only 5 2.2(1.9-2.4) 5 [53,54]
Lamprologini Telmatochromis temporalis Ttem browser yes 4 8.1(2.4-19.6) 5 [7,55]
Lamprologini Telmatochromis vittatus Tvit browser no -   5 [56]
Lamprologini Variabilichromis moorii Vmoo browser yes 5 4.6(2.5-6.7) 5 [57]
Tropheini Interochromis loocki Iloo grazer dominant males only 3 6.8(3.1-13.0) 5 [39]
Tropheini Pseudosimochromis curvifrons Pcur browser dominant males only 5 1.3(1.0-2.1) 5 [7,20]
Tropheini Petrochromis famula Pfam grazer dominant males only - - 5 [19]
Tropheini Petrochromis fasciolatus Pfas grazer dominant males only - - 5 [58,59]
Tropheini Petrochromis macrognathus Pmac grazer yes 5 0.3(0.3-0.4) 5 [60]
Tropheini Petrochromis polyodon Ppol grazer yes 4 3.0(2.5-3.3) 5 [7]
Tropheini Petrochromis horii Phor grazer yes 3 15.2(15.0-15.7) 4 [61]
Tropheini Petrochromis trewavasae Ptre grazer yes 6 10.1(6.4-13.7) 5 [7]
Tropheini Simochromis diagramma Sdia browser no - - 5 [7]
Tropheini Tropheus moorii Tmoo browser yes 3 8.7(6.0-10.5) 5 [7,16,62]
Tropheini Limnotilapia dardennii Ldar browser no - - 5 [10]
non-cichlid Lamprichthys tanganicanus Ltan plankton eater no - - 5 [63]
non-cichlid mixed of Stolothrissa tanganicae and Limnothrissa miodon Kape plankton eater no - - 5 [63]
  1. Sampling depth indicate the depth in which algal farm samples were collected, shown as in average (minimum - maximum).