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Conserving pattern and process in the Southern Ocean: designing a Marine Protected Area for the Prince Edward Islands
South Africa is currently proclaiming a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of its sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands. The objectives of the MPA are to: 1) contribute to
Testis structure, spermatogenesis, spermatocytogenesis, and sperm structure in cardinal fish (Apogonidae, Perciformes)
The testes in all 16 of the studied cardinal fish species are shown to be bilobed, with spermatogonia dispersed throughout the gametogenic epithelium of the seminiferous tubules, and back-calculations of serial sections reveal that within the sPermatocysts the sperMatogonia undergo eight generations of mitotic divisions before the first and second meiotic divisions and formation of sper matids.
Revision of the Indo-Pacific cardinalfish genus Siphamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae)
The Indo-Pacific apogonid genus Siphamia Weber 1909 is unique among cardinalfishes in having a bacterial biolumines-cent system and spinoid scales. Light is produced by luminous bacteria found in a
The status of marine biodiversity in the Eastern Central Atlantic (West and Central Africa)
Beth A. Polidoro | Gina M. Ralph | Kyle Strongin | Michael Harvey | Kent E. Carpenter | Rachel Arnold | Jack R. Buchanan | Khairdine Mohamed Abdallahi Camara | Bruce B. Collette | Mia T.
Red List of Marine Bony Fishes of the Eastern Central Atlantic
A review of the conservation status of all native marine bony fishes in ECA according to the global Categories and Criteria of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the global level and occur within the ECA region.
The oral cavity and bioluminescent organs of the cardinal fish species Siphamia permutata and S. cephalotes (Perciformes, Apogonidae)
The tongue surface in the studied species is unique in character among the cardinal fishes, being criss-crossed anteriorly by protruding dermal ridges, rich in taste buds and mucus-producing cells, while at night when feeding, the luminous mouth cavity of these fish acts as a lure to attract the small prey, while the ridged structure of the tongue’s surface facilitates their collection and aggregation before they are swallowed.
Comparative embryogenesis of Australian and South African viviparous clinid fishes (Blennioidei, Teleostei)
The study follows the embryogenesis of 16 species of viviparous clinid fishes (Clinidae, Teleostei), from the Cape south coast of South Africa and from Australia, with comparative remarks on the
Descriptions of three new species of Marcusenius Gill, 1862 (Teleostei: Mormyridae) from South Africa and Mozambique.
Phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene showed that the three new species of Marcusenius form a monophyletic lineage that is sister to a group containing M. pongolensis and M. altisambesi, which seems to prefer slow flowing reaches of rivers, whereas M. lucombesi seems to mainly inhabit rapid flowing sections of rivers with a rocky substrate.