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Historical colonization and demography of the Mediterranean damselfish, Chromis chromis
The desiccation of the Mediterranean Sea during the Messinian Salinity Crisis 6.0–5.3 million years ago (Ma), caused a major extinction of the marine ichthyofauna of the Mediterranean. This wasExpand
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Re-examination and phylogeny of the genus Chondrostoma based on mitochondrial and nuclear data and the definition of 5 new genera.
Previous molecular phylogenetic studies of the genus Chondrostoma (Cyprinidae: Leuciscinae) were unable to resolve the relationship among its major species groups. In this paper we present aExpand
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Social Modulation of Sex Steroid Concentrations in the Urine of Male Cichlid FishOreochromis mossambicus
The relationship between urinary concentrations (free + sulfates + glucuronides) of the steroids testosterone (T), 11-ketotestosterone (11KT), 17 alpha, 20 beta-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (17, 20Expand
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Phylogenetic analysis of peri-Mediterranean blennies of the genus Salaria: molecular insights on the colonization of freshwaters.
In this paper, the phylogenetic relationships of the marine blenny Salaria pavo and the freshwater S. fluviatilis and S. economidisi were analyzed using four molecular markers: the mitochondrial 12SExpand
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Historical population dynamics and demography of the Eastern Atlantic pomacentrid Chromis limbata (Valenciennes, 1833).
Recent studies have focused on the relationship between the marine fauna of the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, but within the Atlantic, little is known about genetic relationshipsExpand
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Early life history of Syngnathus abaster
The embryonic and larval development of the pipefish Syngnathus abaster is described, based on ex situ observations. The full development sequence lasted 24-32 days (at 18-19° C), which was shortenedExpand
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Phylogeographical analysis reveals multiple conservation units in brook lampreys Lampetra planeri of Portuguese streams.
The populations of brook lamprey Lampetra planeri of Portuguese Rivers were analysed phylogeographically using a fragment of 644 bp of the mitochondrial control region of 158 individuals from sixExpand
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SPREAD OF THE ALIEN BLEAK ALBURNUS ALBURNUS ( LINNAEUS , 1758 ) ( ACTINOPTERYGII , CYPRINIDAE ) IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA : THE ROLE OF RESERVOIRS
Since its first record in a tributary of the Ebro basin in 1992, the bleak Alburnus alburnus has spread to almost the whole Iberian Peninsula. In this paper (based on electrofishing surveys in 598Expand
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Courting females: ecological constraints affect sex roles in a natural population of the blenniid fishSalaria pavo
In most animal species females are the sex with the limiting reproductive rate, which promotes the predominance of male intra-sexual competition, active courtship and more developed epigamicExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships of the north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean blenniids
The phylogenetic relationships of 27 north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean blennioids are analysed based on a total of 1001 bp from a combined fragment of the 12S and 16S mitochondrial rDNA. TheExpand
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