Ecological and phylogenetic constraints on body size in Indo-Pacific fishes

  title={Ecological and phylogenetic constraints on body size in Indo-Pacific fishes},
  author={Kevin Warburton},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
Regional Indo-Pacific fish faunas were examined for broad patterns in species size composition. An analysis of the New Guinea fauna, based on data compiled by Munro (1967), revealed that (i) maximum body size for a species tended to be larger in the more advanced teleost families; (ii) intrafamilial size variation (expressed by the standard deviation of log-transformed maximum body size) was significantly lower in the suborder Percoidei than in families drawn from broader taxonomic groupings… CONTINUE READING

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