Morphological Evolution of the Cave-, Spring-, and Swampfishes of the Amblyopsidae (Percopsiformes)

@article{Armbruster2016MorphologicalEO,
  title={Morphological Evolution of the Cave-, Spring-, and Swampfishes of the Amblyopsidae (Percopsiformes)},
  author={Jonathan W. Armbruster and Matthew L. Niemiller and Pamela B Hart},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2016},
  volume={104},
  pages={763 - 777}
}
The Amblyopsidae is a small family of fishes from North America in which most of the species occur in caves. Despite considerable interest and study by biologists, a comprehensive morphological phylogenetic analysis of the family has not been conducted to date. We examined the skeletal morphology of all six genera and recognized species, which included 66 characters. The resulting phylogeny was compared to morphological- and molecular-based phylogenies of previous studies. Results showed a… 
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