Centrarchid Fishes: Diversity, Biology and Conservation by Steven Cooke, David P. Philipp

By Steven Cooke, David P. Philipp

Centrarchid Fishes  provides complete assurance of all significant facets of this ecologically and commercially very important staff of fishes. assurance comprises range, ecomorphology, phylogeny and genetics, hybridization, replica, youth heritage and recruitment, feeding and progress, ecology, migrations, bioenergetics, body structure, illnesses, aquaculture, fisheries administration and conservation. Chapters were written via famous and revered scientists and the complete has been drawn jointly through Professors Cooke and Philipp, themselves tremendous good revered within the zone of fisheries administration and conservation.

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Molecular divergence times of centrarchid species were estimated using penalized likelihood, a method that account for lineage specific molecular evolutionary rate heterogeneity (Sanderson 2002). 31). Given the temporal context of centrarchid diversification, Near et al . (2005b) point out that the origin of Centrarchidae at approximately 35 mya in the late Eocene–early Oligocene corresponds to a time of major global climate change to cooler conditions, and a signature in the fossil record of both lineage extinction and origination for many disparate clades across the tree of life.

Gibbosus are sister species. 30a, b). These two species are the only Lepomis species that exhibit specialized diets, feeding primarily on snails. Both L. microlophus and L. gibbosus possess morphological and behavioral specializations that function in crushing snails (Lauder 1983, 1986; Wainwright and Lauder 1992), and many of these characters had been used as evidence of common ancestry for these two species (Bailey 1938; Branson and Moore 1962; Lauder 1986; Wainwright and Lauder 1992; Mabee 1993).

Marginatus were resolved as sister species, supporting the results from several earlier studies (Bailey 1938; Avise and Smith 1977; Mabee 1993). Previous investigations of Lepomis phylogeny have hypothesized that L. microlophus and L. gibbosus are sister species. 30a, b). These two species are the only Lepomis species that exhibit specialized diets, feeding primarily on snails. Both L. microlophus and L. gibbosus possess morphological and behavioral specializations that function in crushing snails (Lauder 1983, 1986; Wainwright and Lauder 1992), and many of these characters had been used as evidence of common ancestry for these two species (Bailey 1938; Branson and Moore 1962; Lauder 1986; Wainwright and Lauder 1992; Mabee 1993).

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