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Juvenile recruitment, growth and maturation of Lipophrys pholis (Pisces: Blenniidae), from the west coast of Portugal
Data on the juvenile recruitment, growth and size at maturation of Lipophrys pholis in Portuguese waters are compared with the information available on the biology of this species at higher
Embryonic and larval development of Lipophrys pholis (Pisces: Blenniidae)*
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This paper describes for the first time the full developmental sequence from egg to juvenile in controlled conditions of Lipophrys pholis, and some notes on the spawning behaviour of adults and the behaviour of larvae are provided.
Temporal variation of rocky intertidal resident fish assemblages - patterns and possible mechanisms with a note on sampling protocols
TLDR
It is argued that size, topography and biotic cover of a pool may provide a limited number of favourable sites for fishes of a given species and class size so that intraspecific competition, and possibly predation of the individuals less able to get access to best sites, may explain to a considerable extent the inter-annual stability and resilience of these assemblages.
Variation and resilience of rocky intertidal fish in western Portugal
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The agonistic behaviour of tide pool fishes is strongly related to the priority of access to holes and crevices and this may place limits on the number of fishes of a given size that can exist in each pool as a function of topographic complexity.
Patterns of spatial distribution and behaviour of fish on a rocky intertidal platform at high tide
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The fish assemblage is enriched at high tide by a large number of fish, mainly juveniles of pelagic and bentho-pelagic species, meaning that the rocky intertidal may play a nurs- ery role for several non-resident fish species.
Genetic divergence in the Atlantic–Mediterranean Montagu's blenny, Coryphoblennius galerita (Linnaeus 1758) revealed by molecular and morphological characters
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This study is one of the first to combine morphological and molecular markers (mitochondrial and nuclear) with variable rates of molecular evolution to the study of the relationships of the Atlantic and Mediterranean populations of a cool‐water species.
Phylogeography of the shanny Lipophrys pholis (Pisces: Blenniidae) in the NE Atlantic records signs of major expansion event older than the last glaciation
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The genealogy of the European population showed that the largest expansion detected was older than the last glaciation, with lineages persisting from the early Pleistocene, which does not conform to colonisation by a few founders in the current interglacial.
An efficient technique for the captive breeding of an endangered freshwater fish Salaria fluviatilis (Pisces: Blenniidae), with a description of its ontogeny.
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The use of the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus at the onset of exogenous feeding proved to be an efficient way to allow larvae to reach the size when they can feed upon Artemia nauplii.
Microhabitat segregation in three rocky intertidal fish species in Portugal: does it reflect interspecific competition?
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Recruits of Lipophrys pholis, Coryphoblennius galerita and Gobius cobitis spend the low tide under water in pools, and in the case of G. cobitis also in channels, and interspecific competition was unlikely to explain these results fully.
Patterns of agonistic behaviour, shelter occupation and habitat preference in juvenile Lipophrys pholis, Coryphoblennius galerita and Gobius cobitis
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In the blenniids studied, competition for access to shelter may be one major functional consequence of agonistic behaviour in non-reproductive contexts and the dominance rank of each fish was a good predictor of the time spent inside shelters.
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