Table 1 Prevalence of cuckoo catfish parasitism in host cichlid species during natural spawning in species-specific experimental aquaria.
SpeciesLake of originEvolutionary history with cuckoo catfishPrevalenceBroods (n)
Haplochromis sp. 44VictoriaAllopatric63.0%59
Haplochromis aeneocolorGeorgeAllopatric22.0%235
Copadichromis borleyiMalawiAllopatric17.0%6
Simochromis diagrammaTanganyikaSympatric5.5%54