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Reproductive Biology and Evolution of Epinephelid and Serranid Fishes (Perciformes, Epinephelidae, Serranidae)

  title={Reproductive Biology and Evolution of Epinephelid and Serranid Fishes (Perciformes, Epinephelidae, Serranidae)},
  author={Brad E. Erisman},
  journal={California Sea Grant College Program},
  • B. Erisman
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • California Sea Grant College Program
Teleost fishes exhibit an unrivaled diversity of reproductive patterns compared to other vertebrates, and the groupers (Epinephelidae) and seabasses (Serranidae) represent an extreme example of this diversity, because significant variations in sexual pattern, mating behavior, and reproductive anatomy occur among species in both families. For this research, I investigate these three aspects of the reproductive biology in five species of groupers from the eastern Pacific. I then combine my data… Expand
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