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#1 Stormfyre


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:31 AM

The Perth Cichlid Society is proud to announce:

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Tuesday, 6th March 2018 - Atwell College, WA.



This year the Perth Cichlid Society has organised another international guest speaker. On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, we will have Tanganyikan and West African guru and awesome photographer Adrian Indermaur deliver some talks. This will be on our regular meeting night for March at Atwell College which is located at 201 Brenchley Drive, Atwell, WA 6167. It should be a fun packed evening with raffles, food and drinks and a chance to chat Adrian and with like minded aquarium fans. Listen to Adrian's stories about travelling Lake Tanganyika and other areas photographing and collecting data  on different species.


Tickets to the evening are available online from our Event Brite page or via the PCS club by Paypal. You can also buy tickets from club meeting for cash. Tickets are only $12 for the evening and include food and drink. There will be some great prizes available on the night, so don't miss out!


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Adrian Indermaur was born 1984 in a remote countryside village in Switzerland. This environment sparked an early interest in nature and its processes, which led him to the study of biology. He finished in spring 2014 handing in his dissertation on ecological and phylo-geographic aspects of Lake Tanganyika cichlid assemblages. Today he works permanently as head of fish facility at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His brother had introduced Adrian to the aquarium hobby in 1996 keeping Betta spp. and finally a pair of Pelvicachromis pulcher. Ever since cichlids of all kind have never lost their fascination and during his travels in Nicaragua,Costa Rica, Panama, Egypt and so forth, he would always have an eye open for the colorful fish. In the framework of his job he took part in several sampling trips to Lake Tanganyika (Zambia, Tanzania and Burundi) as well as the Crater Lakes and rivers of Cameroon during the last 8 years. Further to this, Adrian is an author for the Cichlid Room Companion and has recently started to publish articles in popular magazines.


Adrian is a PhD student of biology at the University of Basel (CH), working on ecological aspects of cichlid evolution. His focus groups are mainly cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. He began keeping fish at the young age of 12 and has been on and off ever since. A particular interest for cichlids has always been there, but has been strongly enforced since he started his scientific work around the group of the Tropheini from Lake Tanganyika. At the moment he is taking care of approximately 120 tanks with several different tanganyikan species. In the last years he has participated in several sampling trips to Africa (Lake Tanganyika) and Central America (Nicaragua, Costa Rica), where he gained quite some experience with cichlids in their natural habitat.


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Adrian is responsible for the supervision, organization and development of the University of Basel animal facility including the execution and permission of animal experiments as well as the build up and maintenance of the fish specimen collection. Also he is involved in preparation and assistance of the University field-work in Zambia and Cameroon.


In addition to the above duties, Adrian is involved in different research projects in the Salzburger Lab – an particularly in CICHLID~X – dealing with various topics such as genomics, ecological divergence, phylo-geography and taxonomy.






Colombo M, Indermaur A, Meyer B S, & Salzburger W (2016). Habitat use and its implications to functional morphology: niche partitioning and the evolution of locomotory morphology in Lake Tanganyikan cichlids (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.


Indermaur A*, Meyer B*, Ehrensperger X, Egger B, Banyankimbona G, Snoeks J & W Salzburger W (2015) Back to Tanganyika: a case of recent trans-species-flock dispersal in East African haplochromine cichlid fishes. Royal Society Open Science 2: 140498. .PDF


Theis A*, Ronco F*, Indermaur A, Salzburger W and Egger B (2014) Adaptive divergence between lake and stream populations of an East African cichlid fish. Molecular Ecology (doi: 10.1111/mec.12939)


Musilová Z., Indermaur A., Bitja Nyom A. R., Tropek R., Martin C., Schliewen U.K. (in press) Persistence of Stomatepia mongo, an endemic cichlid fish of the Barombi Mbo crater lake, SW Cameroon, with notes on its ecology and behavior. Copeia.


Egger B, Klaefiger Y, Indermaur A, Koblmüller S, Theis A, Egger S, Näf T, Van Steenberge M, Sturmbauer C , Katongo C, Salzburger W; (2014) Phylogeographic and phenotypic assessment of a basal haplochromine cichlid fish from Lake Chila, Zambia, Hydrobiologia, 1-14 .PDF


Muschick M, Indermaur A, Salzburger W (2012) Convergent Evolution within an Adaptive Radiation of Cichlid Fishes Current Biology, Volume 22, Issue 24, 18 December, Pages 2362–2368. .PDF


Dittmann MT, M Roesti, A Indermaur, M Colombo, M Gschwind, I Keller, R Kovac, M Barluenga, M Muschick & W Salzburger (2012) Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish (Amphilophus spp.) in two Nicaraguan crater lakes. Hydrobiologia 686: 277-285. .PDF


Colombo M*, Diepeveen ET*, Muschick M, Santos E, Indermaur A, Boileau N, Barlueng M and W Salzburger (2012) The ecological and genetic basis of convergent thick-lipped phenotypes in cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12029. *These authors contributed equally to this work. .PDF


Publications (non peer-reviewed)


Indermaur, Adrian. 2014 "Über den Tellerrand geschaut – Buntbarsche aus dem Lufubu". Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift (DATZ) (Nr. 10, Oktober) .PDF


Publications (Posters)


Fifth International Conference of the Pan African Fish and Fisheries Association (PAFFA 5) 2013 (Bujumbura, Burundi), Indermaur, Adrian; „Back to Tanganyika: a case of a recent immigration into a species-flock of East African cichlid fishes“


Exhibition of the Center for Africa Studies 2012 (University of Basel, Switzerland), Indermaur, Adrian; „Back to Tanganyika – Migration between closed systems“


Cichlidscience 2012 (University of Leuven, Belgium): Indermaur, Adrian; „Back to Tanganyika - Migration between closed systems“



#2 chrishaigh82

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:35 PM

This will be awesome.

#3 Cawdor

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:15 PM

Well done guys!

#4 Delapool

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:58 PM

Looking forward to this

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