fishes

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Summary: A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.

Top Publications

  1. Chakraborty M, Ghosh S. An assessment of the DNA barcodes of Indian freshwater fishes. Gene. 2014;537:20-8 pubmed publisher
    Freshwater fishes in India are poorly known and plagued by many unresolved cryptic species complexes that masks some latent and endemic species. Limitations in traditional taxonomy have resulted in this crypticism...
  2. Quiroz Martínez B, Salgado Maldonado G. Taxonomic distinctness and richness of helminth parasite assemblages of freshwater fishes in Mexican hydrological basins. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e74419 pubmed publisher
    In this paper, we analyse the distributional patterns of adult helminth parasites of freshwater fishes with respect to the main hydrological basins of Mexico...
  3. Januchowski Hartley F, Graham N, Cinner J, Russ G. Spillover of fish naïveté from marine reserves. Ecol Lett. 2013;16:191-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show fisher-naïve behaviour in reef fishes also spills over from marine reserves, potentially increasing access to fishery benefits by making fishes more ..
  4. Abayneh T, Colquhoun D, Sørum H. Edwardsiella piscicida sp. nov., a novel species pathogenic to fish. J Appl Microbiol. 2013;114:644-54 pubmed publisher
    ..This study describes a novel species within the genus Edwardsiella based on phenotypic and genetic characterization of fish pathogenic Edwardsiella isolates previously identified as E. tarda...
  5. Fishelson L, Baldwin C, Hastings P. Gonad morphology, gametogenesis, and reproductive modes in fishes of the tribe Starksiini (Teleostei, Blenniiformes). J Morphol. 2013;274:496-511 pubmed publisher
  6. Cooke S, Lapointe N, Martins E, Thiem J, Raby G, Taylor M, et al. Failure to engage the public in issues related to inland fishes and fisheries: strategies for building public and political will to promote meaningful conservation. J Fish Biol. 2013;83:997-1018 pubmed publisher
    ..There are, however, exceedingly few public engagement success stories related to inland fishes and fisheries policy and resource allocation decisions...
  7. Laanto E, Bamford J, Laakso J, Sundberg L. Phage-driven loss of virulence in a fish pathogenic bacterium. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e53157 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, these results suggest that phage-based therapies can provide a disease management strategy for columnaris disease in aquaculture...
  8. Hollingsworth P, Simons A, Fordyce J, Hulsey C. Explosive diversification following a benthic to pelagic shift in freshwater fishes. BMC Evol Biol. 2013;13:272 pubmed publisher
    Interspecific divergence along a benthic to pelagic habitat axis is ubiquitous in freshwater fishes inhabiting lentic environments...
  9. Woodworth Jefcoats P, Polovina J, Dunne J, Blanchard J. Ecosystem size structure response to 21st century climate projection: large fish abundance decreases in the central North Pacific and increases in the California Current. Glob Chang Biol. 2013;19:724-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, studies that address only climate-induced impacts to primary production without including changes to phytoplankton size structure may not adequately project ecosystem responses...

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  1. Chen W, Lavoué S, Mayden R. Evolutionary origin and early biogeography of otophysan fishes (Ostariophysi: Teleostei). Evolution. 2013;67:2218-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Post-tectonic drift dispersal events are hypothesized to account for their current distribution patterns. ..
  2. Amayo K, Raab A, Krupp E, Gunnlaugsdottir H, Feldmann J. Novel identification of arsenolipids using chemical derivatizations in conjunction with RP-HPLC-ICPMS/ESMS. Anal Chem. 2013;85:9321-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Derivatization by acetylation and thiolation coupled with accurate mass spectrometry was successfully used to establish the occurrence of this new class of arsenolipids as cationic trimethylarsenio fatty alcohols (TMAsFOH). ..
  3. Unmack P, Allen G, Johnson J. Phylogeny and biogeography of rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from Australia and New Guinea. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013;67:15-27 pubmed publisher
    The family Melanotaeniidae (rainbowfishes) represents the largest monophyletic group of freshwater fishes found in Australia and New Guinea...
  4. Neubauer P, Jensen O, Hutchings J, Baum J. Resilience and recovery of overexploited marine populations. Science. 2013;340:347-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Timely and decisive reductions in harvest rates could mitigate this uncertainty. Instead, current harvest and low biomass levels render recovery improbable for the majority of the world's depleted stocks...
  5. Lischka S, Arroyo Abad U, Mattusch J, Kuhn A, Piechotta C. The high diversity of arsenolipids in herring fillet (Clupea harengus). Talanta. 2013;110:144-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The presented results are highly relevant as herring is a very popular food fish species in Europe. Moreover, the screening of different fish species revealed that arsenolipids are more widespread than previously assumed...
  6. Sereno Uribe A, Pinacho Pinacho C, García Varela M, de León G. Using mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA sequences to test the taxonomic validity of Clinostomum complanatum Rudolphi, 1814 in fish-eating birds and freshwater fishes in Mexico, with the description of a new species. Parasitol Res. 2013;112:2855-70 pubmed publisher
    ..mouthy cavity of three species of fish-eating birds as well as in metacercariae found in freshwater and estuarine fishes. A few morphological characteristics distinguish the new species from other congeners even though reciprocal ..
  7. Simon T, Macieira R, Joyeux J. The shore fishes of the Trindade-Martin Vaz insular complex: an update. J Fish Biol. 2013;82:2113-27 pubmed publisher
    A compilation of historical and recent collections and observations of shore fishes yielded 154 recorded species for Trindade and 67 for Martin Vaz...
  8. Lamichhaney S, Martinez Barrio A, Rafati N, Sundstrom G, Rubin C, Gilbert E, et al. Population-scale sequencing reveals genetic differentiation due to local adaptation in Atlantic herring. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:19345-50 pubmed publisher
    The Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), one of the most abundant marine fishes in the world, has historically been a critical food source in Northern Europe...
  9. Miller A, Hedman J, Nyberg E, Haglund P, Cousins I, Wiberg K, et al. Temporal trends in dioxins (polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofurans) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls in Baltic herring (Clupea harengus). Mar Pollut Bull. 2013;73:220-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Continual efforts to decrease PCDD/F and dl-PCB emissions and to locate/reduce hotspots are necessary, while bearing in mind that herring biology may be impeding faster decreases of these chemicals...
  10. Walker C, Jebb S, Calder P. Stearidonic acid as a supplemental source of ?-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to enhance status for improved human health. Nutrition. 2013;29:363-9 pubmed publisher
    ..There is now a need for trials specifically designed to assess whether an increased SDA consumption would translate into improved human health outcomes...
  11. Stanley R, Snelgrove P, deYoung B, Gregory R. Dispersal patterns, active behaviour, and flow environment during early life history of coastal cold water fishes. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e46266 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose the tandem assessment of spatial heterogeneity and hydrodynamic environment as a potential approach to understand and predict the onset of ecologically significant swimming behaviour of larval fishes in the field.
  12. Vergés A, Bennett S, Bellwood D. Diversity among macroalgae-consuming fishes on coral reefs: a transcontinental comparison. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e45543 pubmed publisher
    Despite high diversity and abundance of nominally herbivorous fishes on coral reefs, recent studies indicate that only a small subset of taxa are capable of removing dominant macroalgae once these become established...
  13. Larsen A, Tao Z, Bullard S, Arias C. Diversity of the skin microbiota of fishes: evidence for host species specificity. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2013;85:483-94 pubmed publisher
    Skin microbiota of Gulf of Mexico fishes were investigated by ribosomal internal spacer analysis (RISA) and 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
  14. Puebla O, Bermingham E, McMillan W. On the spatial scale of dispersal in coral reef fishes. Mol Ecol. 2012;21:5675-88 pubmed publisher
    ..that there might be a correlation between minimum/maximum pelagic larval duration and dispersal in coral reef fishes. Coalescent-based simulations indicate that these results are robust to a variety of dispersal distributions and ..
  15. Yoshizawa M, Yamamoto Y, O Quin K, Jeffery W. Evolution of an adaptive behavior and its sensory receptors promotes eye regression in blind cavefish. BMC Biol. 2012;10:108 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we introduce a new approach to this problem by investigating the phenotypic and genetic relationships between a suite of non-visual constructive traits and eye regression...
  16. Rosso J, Mabragaña E, Castro M, de Astarloa J. DNA barcoding Neotropical fishes: recent advances from the Pampa Plain, Argentina. Mol Ecol Resour. 2012;12:999-1011 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, this study was able to highlight the likely occurrence of a cryptic species in Salminus brasiliensis and also illustrate the strong geographical structure in the COI sequence composition of seven fish species from South America...
  17. Clark T, Sandblom E, Jutfelt F. Aerobic scope measurements of fishes in an era of climate change: respirometry, relevance and recommendations. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:2771-82 pubmed publisher
    ..It is the intention of this paper to encourage transparency and accuracy in future studies that measure the aerobic metabolism of fishes, and to highlight the fundamental issues with assuming broad relevance of the OCLTT hypothesis.
  18. Bernardi G. Speciation in fishes. Mol Ecol. 2013;22:5487-502 pubmed publisher
    ..The goal of this review is to provide a general background on research on speciation as it pertains to fishes. Three major components to the question are first discussed: the spatial, ecological and sexual factors that ..
  19. Cutting A, Chue J, Smith C. Just how conserved is vertebrate sex determination?. Dev Dyn. 2013;242:380-7 pubmed publisher
    ..At the gonadal level, key genes required for proper sexual differentiation are conserved among vertebrates, but their relative positions in the ovarian and testicular cascades differ...
  20. Drew J, Barber P. Comparative phylogeography in Fijian coral reef fishes: a multi-taxa approach towards marine reserve design. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e47710 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that the Fijian reefs should not be managed as a single unit, and that closely related species can express dramatically different levels of population connectivity...
  21. Rooker J, Kitchens L, Dance M, Wells R, Falterman B, Cornic M. Spatial, temporal, and habitat-related variation in abundance of pelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico: potential implications of the deepwater horizon oil spill. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e76080 pubmed publisher
    Time-series data collected over a four-year period were used to characterize patterns of abundance for pelagic fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM) before (2007-2009) and after (2010) the Deepwater Horizon oil spill...
  22. Hasselman D, Ricard D, Bentzen P. Genetic diversity and differentiation in a wide ranging anadromous fish, American shad (Alosa sapidissima), is correlated with latitude. Mol Ecol. 2013;22:1558-73 pubmed publisher
    ..and provides a unique perspective on the evolutionary processes that govern the genetic architecture of anadromous fishes. Using 13 microsatellite loci, we examined the magnitude and spatial distribution of genetic variation among 33 ..
  23. Strobel C, Jahreis G, Kuhnt K. Survey of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish and fish products. Lipids Health Dis. 2012;11:144 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the study focussed on the FA content in farmed salmon compared to wild salmon as well as in processed Alaska pollock fillet, e.g., fish fingers...
  24. Quiniou S, Boudinot P, Bengten E. Comprehensive survey and genomic characterization of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus: identification of novel fish TLRs. Immunogenetics. 2013;65:511-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, expression profiling confirmed that most TLRs are widely expressed in a diversity of tissues and revealed marked differences of expression level...
  25. Cheal A, Emslie M, Aaron M, Miller I, Sweatman H. Spatial variation in the functional characteristics of herbivorous fish communities and the resilience of coral reefs. Ecol Appl. 2013;23:174-88 pubmed
    ..In tropical reef ecosystems, grazing by herbivorous fishes can prevent coral-macroalgal phase shifts that commonly signal loss of resilience...
  26. Longo G, Floeter S. Comparison of remote video and diver's direct observations to quantify reef fishes feeding on benthos in coral and rocky reefs. J Fish Biol. 2012;81:1773-80 pubmed publisher
  27. Sørensen C, Johansen I, Øverli Ø. Neural plasticity and stress coping in teleost fishes. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2013;181:25-34 pubmed publisher
    ..We will concentrate on work in teleost fishes, while also elucidating conserved aspects...
  28. Broell F, Noda T, Wright S, Domenici P, Steffensen J, Auclair J, et al. Accelerometer tags: detecting and identifying activities in fish and the effect of sampling frequency. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:1255-64 pubmed publisher
    ..If battery and/or data storage is limited, we also recommend archiving the events via an on-board algorithm that determines the highest likelihood and subsequent archiving of the various event classes of interest...
  29. Mattiucci S, Fazii P, De Rosa A, Paoletti M, Megna A, Glielmo A, et al. Anisakiasis and gastroallergic reactions associated with Anisakis pegreffii infection, Italy. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19:496-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The disease is caused by ingestion of larval nematodes in lightly cooked or raw seafood. Because symptoms are vague and serodiagnosis is difficult, the disease is often misdiagnosed and cases are understimated...
  30. Lotterhos K, Markel R. Oceanographic drivers of offspring abundance may increase or decrease reproductive variance in a temperate marine fish. Mol Ecol. 2012;21:5009-26 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that a decoupling of the mean and variance in reproductive success may be characteristic of organisms that reproduce into uncertain environments...
  31. Casane D, Laurenti P. Why coelacanths are not 'living fossils': a review of molecular and morphological data. Bioessays. 2013;35:332-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we emphasise that concepts such as 'living fossil', 'basal lineage', or 'primitive extant species' do not make sense from a tree-thinking perspective...
  32. Puckridge M, Andreakis N, Appleyard S, Ward R. Cryptic diversity in flathead fishes (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) across the Indo-West Pacific uncovered by DNA barcoding. Mol Ecol Resour. 2013;13:32-42 pubmed publisher
    ..the mitochondrial COI gene is an established methodology with an international campaign directed at barcoding all fishes. We employed COI sequencing alongside traditional taxonomic identification methods and uncovered instances of deep ..
  33. Amemiya C, Alföldi J, Lee A, Fan S, Philippe H, MacCallum I, et al. The African coelacanth genome provides insights into tetrapod evolution. Nature. 2013;496:311-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Functional assays of enhancers involved in the fin-to-limb transition and in the emergence of extra-embryonic tissues show the importance of the coelacanth genome as a blueprint for understanding tetrapod evolution. ..
  34. Burkepile D, Allgeier J, Shantz A, Pritchard C, Lemoine N, Bhatti L, et al. Nutrient supply from fishes facilitates macroalgae and suppresses corals in a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1493 pubmed publisher
    On coral reefs, fishes can facilitate coral growth via nutrient excretion; however, as coral abundance declines, these nutrients may help facilitate increases in macroalgae...
  35. Shurin J, Clasen J, Greig H, Kratina P, Thompson P. Warming shifts top-down and bottom-up control of pond food web structure and function. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012;367:3008-17 pubmed
    ..Our results indicate that warming exerts a host of indirect effects on aquatic food webs mediated through shifts in the magnitudes of top-down and bottom-up forcing...
  36. Kiernan J, Moyle P, Crain P. Restoring native fish assemblages to a regulated California stream using the natural flow regime concept. Ecol Appl. 2012;22:1472-82 pubmed
    We examined the response of fishes to establishment of a new flow regime in lower Putah Creek, a regulated stream in California, U.S.A...
  37. Emde S, Rueckert S, Palm H, Klimpel S. Invasive Ponto-Caspian amphipods and fish increase the distribution range of the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus tereticollis in the river Rhine. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e53218 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss prospective distribution and migration pathways of non-indigenous vertebrate (round goby) and invertebrates (amphipods) under special consideration of parasite dispersal...
  38. Langlois T, Fitzpatrick B, Fairclough D, Wakefield C, Hesp S, McLean D, et al. Similarities between line fishing and baited stereo-video estimations of length-frequency: novel application of Kernel Density Estimates. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e45973 pubmed publisher
    ..This study found the overall size selectivity of line fishing and stereo-BRUVS were unexpectedly similar. ..
  39. Nikaido M, Noguchi H, Nishihara H, Toyoda A, Suzuki Y, Kajitani R, et al. Coelacanth genomes reveal signatures for evolutionary transition from water to land. Genome Res. 2013;23:1740-8 pubmed publisher
    ..resemblance to the fossil record and belong to the most primitive lineage of living Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fishes and tetrapods). Coelacanths may be key to elucidating the tempo and mode of evolution from fish to tetrapods...
  40. Strandburg Peshkin A, Twomey C, Bode N, Kao A, Katz Y, Ioannou C, et al. Visual sensory networks and effective information transfer in animal groups. Curr Biol. 2013;23:R709-11 pubmed publisher
  41. Schwarze K, Burmester T. Conservation of globin genes in the "living fossil" Latimeria chalumnae and reconstruction of the evolution of the vertebrate globin family. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013;1834:1801-12 pubmed publisher
    ..The subsequent loss of globins in certain taxa may be associated with changes in the oxygen-dependent metabolism. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Oxygen Binding and Sensing Proteins. ..
  42. Kant R, Haq S, Srivastava H, Sharma V. Review of the bioenvironmental methods for malaria control with special reference to the use of larvivorous fishes and composite fish culture in central Gujarat, India. J Vector Borne Dis. 2013;50:1-12 pubmed
    ..In view of this, integrated vector control strategies with the use of larvivorous fishes such as Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) and Gambusia (G...
  43. Horne J, van Herwerden L, Abellana S, McIlwain J. Observations of migrant exchange and mixing in a coral reef fish metapopulation link scales of marine population connectivity. J Hered. 2013;104:532-46 pubmed publisher
    ..unicornis experience high levels of demographic migrant exchange and metapopulation mixing on a spatial scale of hundreds of kilometers, consistent with high levels of broad-scale genetic connectivity previously reported in this species...
  44. Gotoh R, Tamate S, Yokoyama J, Tamate H, Hanzawa N. Characterization of comparative genome-derived simple sequence repeats for acanthopterygian fishes. Mol Ecol Resour. 2013;13:461-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we tested for the presence of conserved SSR loci in acanthopterygian fishes, which include over 14 000 species, by comparing the genome sequences of four acanthopterygian fishes...
  45. Watanabe Y, Takahashi A. Linking animal-borne video to accelerometers reveals prey capture variability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:2199-204 pubmed publisher
    ..e., video observations, linking video to behavioral signals, and extension of signal analysis) are unique approaches to understanding the spatial and temporal variability of ecologically important events such as foraging...
  46. Zintzen V, Anderson M, Roberts C, Harvey E, Stewart A, Struthers C. Diversity and composition of demersal fishes along a depth gradient assessed by baited remote underwater stereo-video. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e48522 pubmed publisher
    ..Continental slopes are among the steepest environmental gradients on earth. However, they still lack finer quantification and characterisation of their faunal diversity patterns for many parts of the world...
  47. Huff D, Lindley S, Wells B, Chai F. Green sturgeon distribution in the Pacific Ocean estimated from modeled oceanographic features and migration behavior. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e45852 pubmed publisher
  48. Gautrais J, Ginelli F, Fournier R, Blanco S, Soria M, Chaté H, et al. Deciphering interactions in moving animal groups. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012;8:e1002678 pubmed publisher
    ..We debate the applicability, beyond the particular case studied here, of this novel framework for deciphering interactions in moving animal groups...
  49. Chakona A, Swartz E. Contrasting habitat associations of imperilled endemic stream fishes from a global biodiversity hot spot. BMC Ecol. 2012;12:19 pubmed publisher
    ..a large drainage system in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa were used to test the hypothesis that stream fishes have similar responses to environmental determinants of species distribution...
  50. Kobayashi Y, Nagahama Y, Nakamura M. Diversity and plasticity of sex determination and differentiation in fishes. Sex Dev. 2013;7:115-25 pubmed publisher
    Among vertebrates, fishes show an exceptional range of reproductive strategies regarding the expression of their sexuality...
  51. Elmer K, Lehtonen T, Fan S, Meyer A. Crater lake colonization by neotropical cichlid fishes. Evolution. 2013;67:281-8 pubmed publisher
    ..findings suggest that the higher species richness and more rapid evolution of the Midas species complex, relative to other lineages of fishes in the same crater lakes, cannot be explained by earlier or more numerous colonization events.
  52. Minh Thuy L, Okazaki E, Osako K. Isolation and characterization of acid-soluble collagen from the scales of marine fishes from Japan and Vietnam. Food Chem. 2014;149:264-70 pubmed publisher
    ..01). Maximal solubility of individual collagens was observed at pHs 1-3. Collagen solubility decreased sharply at NaCl concentrations >0.4M, regardless of fish type...
  53. Declercq A, Boyen F, Van den Broeck W, Bossier P, Karsi A, Haesebrouck F, et al. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Flavobacterium columnare isolates collected worldwide from 17 fish species. J Fish Dis. 2013;36:45-55 pubmed publisher
    ..These data might indicate less prudent use of antimicrobials especially in ornamental fish species...