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Biogeography of the Tropical Eastern Pacific: distribution and phylogeny of chaenopsid fishes
Of the barriers delimiting the TEP, the most important in the recent evolution of chaenopsids is the Isthmian Barrier which is implicated in six speciation events. Expand
A molecular phylogeny of the groupers of the subfamily Epinephelinae (Serranidae) with a revised classification of the Epinephelini
A revised classification of the tribe Epinephelini is proposed that reflects the hypothesized shared ancestry of the group and recognizes 11 genera: Alphestes, Cephalopholis, Dermatolepis, Epinephelus, Gonioplectrus, Hyporthodus, Mycteroperca, Plectropomus, Saloptia, Triso, and Variola. Expand
The Pelagic - Sargassum Ichthyofauna of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
A total of 2857 fishes comprising 15 families and 40 species was collected at 621ocalities in the eastern Gulf of Mexico between 1971 and 1976. The fauna was dominated by the Carangidae, Balistidae,Expand
Phylogenetic perspectives on the evolution of functional hermaphroditism in teleost fishes.
This work strongly supports sexual lability within teleost fishes and confirms evolutionary theories of sex allocation in this group of vertebrates. Expand
Spawning patterns in the leopard grouper, Mycteroperca rosacea, in comparison with other aggregating groupers
Leopard grouper behavior patterns were unusual in that spawning aggregations persisted for extended periods, spawning was not synchronized with the lunar cycle, and adults aggregated during non-spawning periods, increasing the vulnerability of the species to overfishing. Expand
A Phylogenetic Test of the Size‐Advantage Model: Evolutionary Changes in Mating Behavior Influence the Loss of Sex Change in a Fish Lineage
It is shown that the loss of sex change within a lineage of reef fishes is influenced by evolutionary changes in two traits related to their mating behavior: mating group structure and sperm competition intensity. Expand
Evidence of gonochorism in a grouper, Mycteroperca rosacea, from the Gulf of California, Mexico
The sexual pattern and sexual development of the leopard grouper, Mycteroperca rosacea, were investigated from 483 specimens collected from the Gulf of California, Mexico and found the gonochoric sexual pattern is likely influenced by its group-spawning mating system. Expand
Phylogeography of the flag cabrilla Epinephelus labriformis (Serranidae): implications for the biogeography of the Tropical Eastern Pacific and the early stages of speciation in a marine shore fish
The results suggest that previously described barriers to dispersal along the mainland of the TEP may not impinge on the dispersal ability of marine species, such as these groupers, that have long-lived pelagic larvae. Expand
Review of Stathmonotus, with redefinition and phylogenetic analysis of the Chaenopsidae (Teleostei:Blennioidei)
The Chaenopsidae of Stephens (1963) is expanded, based primarily on osteological characters, to include Neoclinus, Mccoskerichthys, and Stathmonotus, and this expanded family is characterized by at least eight apomorphies, but its outgroup relationships are uncertain. Expand