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Rapid sympatric ecological differentiation of crater lake cichlid fishes within historic times

Kathryn R Elmer1, Topi K Lehtonen12, Andreas F Kautt1, Chris Harrod34 and Axel Meyer1*

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1 Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany

2 School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia

3 Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Postfach 165, 24302 Plon, Germany

4 School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK

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BMC Biology 2012, 10:70  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-70

Published: 7 August 2012

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The authors noted that the coding and interpretation of Figure five b and five c need corrections [1]. The lines for thin- and thick-lipped fishes' pharyngeal jaws have been reversed (see revised Figure Five b,c (Figure 1 in this article)). After correction, the results for shape differences in lower pharyngeal jaws between fish eco-morphs should instead be interpreted that thin-lipped fishes have a narrower horn, longer jaw and two smaller rear teeth. Therefore, thick-lipped fishes can be generally characterized as more molariform and thin-lipped fishes as more papilliform. These corrections affect statements in: Results page 5, paragraph Lower pharyngeal jaws; Discussion page 6, 1st paragraph. We regret the error.