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Do Freshwater fishes diversify faster than marine fishes? A test using state-dependent diversification analyses and molecular philogenetics of new world silversides (Atherinopsidae)

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Frans Witte passed away February 12 He worked on cichlid fishes from the Mwanza Gulf on Lake Victoria for the past 30 years in Tanzania and studied the adaptative evolution of the haplochromines to the Nile perch introduction. With his help, many cichlids were brought from the Lake in captivity

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A deepwater fish with ‘lightsabers’ – dorsal spine-associated luminescence in a counterilluminating lanternshark

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Primitive fish with butt fins shows evolution’s quirk A 370-milion-year-old, primitive fish sported a weird pair of fins just below its anus, new research shows…..

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The paper that describes a new species of catfish from the Western Ghats, Pseudolaguvia lapillicola (pdf file)

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THE BIOLOGY OF GOBIESPatzner, R. A., J. L. Van Tassell, M. Kovačié, and B. G. Kappor, (editors). Science Publishers, Channel Islands, U.K., Enfield, New Hampshire, USA. 2011. 685 pp. Gobies are a group of charismatic fishes that live in tropical and temperate freshwater, estuarine, and fully marine habitats to a

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SHORE FISHES OF EASTER ISLANDJohn E. Randall & Alfred CeaUniversity of Hawaii Press. 2011. 164 pp. cloth boundPrice: USD $35 Easter Island, a tiny remote outpost in the South Pacific, is perhaps best known for its colossal stone statues, and the controversy surrounding their origin. However, it is one of

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Again (reminder of): the terrible news about ‘creating’ fluorescent cichlids …

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The conundrum of why a particular group of deep sea fish have a gap between their skull and spinal columns has finally been solved

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