Based on ecological and morphological features, the 300 or more haplochromine cichlid species of Lake Victoria are classified into fifteen (sub)trophic groups. A key to the trophic groups, mainly based on external morphological characters, is presented. Of each trophic group a description is given comprising data on taxonomy, ecology and fishery. As far as possible data from the period before the Nile perch upsurge and from the present situation are compared. A list of described species classified into trophic groups is added.

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Witte, F., & van Oijen, M. J. P. (1990). Taxonomy, ecology and fishery of Lake Victoria haplochromine trophic groups. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 262(1), 1–47.