Where are all the Mangarahara cichlid hiding?
In the early 2000s, Brian Zimmerman and his team at London Zoo received a donation from a private fish-breeder of some Mangarahara cichlids. At the time, scientists hadn’t yet officially described the species. Not much was known about it, other than its provenance, the Mangarahara river in Madagascar. Little did the team know that within a decade they would be putting up a ‘wanted’ poster in a last-ditch attempt to save the species from extinction! In this episode of the Big Questions podcast we visited Brian Zimmerman and Diogo Veríssimo, to ask: Where are all the Mangarahara cichlid hiding?