What happened when the Nile perch introduced into Lake Victoria in east Africa?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 weeks ago

What happened when the Nile perch introduced into Lake Victoria in east Africa?
 
(a) Extinction of trees
 
(b) Increase in the number of trees
 
(c) Extinction of cichlid fish
 
(d) Increase in the number of cichlid fish
 
This question was addressed to me in an online interview.
 
I need to ask this question from Causes of Biodiversity Losses topic in portion Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Right choice is (c) Extinction of cichlid fish
 
The best I can explain: The cichlid fish, native of Lake Victoria in east Africa were extinct due to the introduction of alien species that is the Nile perch. It destroyed nearly 200 species of cichlid fish through predation and competition for food.