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Review of the Acanthopagrus latus complex (Perciformes: Sparidae) with descriptions of three new species from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean.
Acanthopagrus latus, long considered a single valid Indo-West Pacific Ocean species, characterized by having yellow pelvic, anal and caudal fins, is reviewed and separated into A. latus and A. longispinnis (east Asian shelf), and three new species: Acanthopagris morrisoni sp.
Comprehensive phylogeny of the family Sparidae (Perciformes: Teleostei) inferred from mitochondrial gene analyses.
The results suggested high evolutionary plasticity of the characters in sparids, indicating that it causes species-diversity and taxonomic confusion at various taxonomic levels, and that such convergent evolution may occur more frequently also in other coastal fishes.
Effects of marine ciliates on survivability of the first-feeding larval surgeonfish, Paracanthurus hepatus: laboratory rearing experiments
The results strongly suggested that both tintinnid and naked ciliates play important roles as alternative food sources to copepod nauplii by enhancing the survivability of fish larvae, especially those with a smaller mouth.
A review of the Indo-Pacific bonefishes of the Albula argentea complex, with a description of a new species
The bonefish Albula argentea (Forster in Bloch and Schneider 1801) of the western and South Pacific, previously regarded as an unavailable name, is a senior synonym of Albula forsteri Valenciennes (an unnecessary replacement name for A. argentsea) and A. neoguinaica ValenCIennes.
Genetic differences among three species of the genus Trichiurus (Perciformes: Trichiuridae) based on mitochondrial DNA analysis
Based on phylogenetic analysis using a neighbor-joining (NJ) algorithm, the haplotypes of Trichiurus sp.
Revision of the Indo-West Pacific polynemid fish genus Eleutheronema (Teleostei: Perciformes)
Eleutheronema tridactylum is easily distinguished from both E. rhadinum and E. tetradactylum by having a dense black pectoral fin, and intraspecific variations and morphological changes with growth of the three species are discussed.
Redescription ofpolydactylus macrochir (günther, 1867), a senior synonym ofP. sheridani (macleay, 1884) (perciformes: Polynemidae)
Polydactylus macrochir (Günther, 1867), for many years identified asP. sheridani (Macleay, 1884), is redescribed as valid and a senior synonym of the latter species, following examination of the
Revision of the genus Hapalogenys (Teleostei: Perciformes) with two new species from the Indo-West Pacific
The Indo-West Pacifi c genus Hapalogenys is reviewed and two new species are described: H. dampieriensis sp.
Museum fish specimens and molecular taxonomy: A comparative study on DNA extraction protocols and preservation techniques
The results show that mtDNA extraction, amplification and sequencing of conserved genes could be obtained successfully from frozen (−20°C) preserved specimens and also from ethanol- preserved specimens but not from any of the formalin (10%) fixed specimens (3–4 years).
Taxonomic Review of the Western Indian Ocean Species of the Genus Acanthopagrus Peters, 1855 (Perciformes: Sparidae), with Description of a New Species from Oman
A new species, A. omanensis, is illustrated and described from two specimens and is discernible from all congeners, including nominal species of Sparidentex, which is sometimes confused with species of Acanthopagrus.