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Department Publications 2005-2007

72 Publications between 2005 - Present

2007 and In Press - 35 publications

Chakrabarty, P.  2007. (review of) An Atlas of Michigan Fishes with keys and illustrations for their identification. Copeia 2007: 238-239. 

Chakrabarty, P. in press. A morphological phylogenetic analysis of Neotropical cichlids in the section ‘Nandopsis’ sensu Regan,  Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan.

Chakrabarty, P., and J.S. Sparks. in press. Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Nuchequula Whitley 1932 (Teleostei: Leiognathidae), with the description of a new species, American Museum Novitates. 

Chakrabarty, P., and J.S. Sparks. in press. Relationships of the New World cichlid genus HypsophrysAgassiz 1859 (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with diagnoses for the genus and its species, Zootaxa

Fernandez, L. & G. Miranda. A catfish of the genus Trichomycterus from a thermal stream in southern South America (Teleostei, Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae), with comments on relationships within of the genus. J. Fish Biol.

Fernandez, L. & R.A. Quispe Chuquihuamani. A new species of Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the Andean Cordillera of Perú, with comments on relationships within the genus. Zootaxa.

Harrison, I., M. Nirchio, C. Oliviera, E. Ron and J. Gaviria. in press. A new species of mullet (Teleostei: Mugilidae) from Venezuela, with a discussion on the taxonomy of Mugil gaimardianus. J. Fish Biol.

Harrison, I.J. in press. Mugilidae. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Harrison, I.J., P.J. Miller, and F. Pezold. in press. Gobiidae. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Harrison, I.J., P.J. Miller, and F. Pezold. in press. Microdesmidae. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Loiselle, P.V. and M.L.J. Stiassny. 2007. Rehabilitation of the Malagasy endemic, Kuhlia sauvagiiRegan, 1913 (Teleostei: Perciformes), with the designation of a neotype for Centropomus rupestris Lacépéde, 1802. Amer. Mus. Novitat. 3561:1-13.

Pezold, F., I.J. Harrison, and P.J. Miller. in press. Eleotridae. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Pezold, F. and I.J. Harrison. in press. Gobioidei. In: B. Burr, D. Neely, and R. Mayden (eds.), North American Freshwater Fishes : Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior. Elsevier.

Pezold, F. and I.J. Harrison. in press. The Anatomy and Identification of North American Freshwater Fishes (section on Gobioidei.) In: B. Burr, D. Neely, and R. Mayden (eds.), North American Freshwater Fishes : Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior. Elsevier.

Schelly, R.C. in press. Kneriidae. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Schelly, R.C. and M.R. de Carvalho. in press. Tetraodontidae. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Schelly, R.C. and M.L.J. Stiassny. in press. Cichlidae. In: The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Carpenter, K. (ed.). FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO.

Smith, W.L. in press. Chiasmodontidae. In: The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Carpenter, K. (ed.). FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO.

Smith, W.L. in press. Pinguipedidae. In: The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Carpenter, K. (ed.). FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO.

Smith, W.L. in press. Trachinidae. In: The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Carpenter, K. (ed.). FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO.

Smith, W.L. in press. Uranoscopidae. In: The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Carpenter, K. (ed.). FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO.

Smith, W.L. and M.T. Craig. 2007. Casting the percomorph net widely: The importance of broad taxonomic sampling in the search for the placement of serranid and percid fishes. Copeia 2007:35-55.

Smith, W.L. and J.S. Sparks. in press. Gobius lagocephalus: The World's most widespread nomen dubium. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.

Smith, W.L., and J.S. Sparks. in press. Gobius lagocephalus: Pallas 1770 (currently Sicyopterus lagocephalus: Teleostei, Gobiidae): Proposed suppression of the specific name. Bull. Int. Code Zool. Nomen.

Sparks, J.S. in press. Phylogeny of the cichlid subfamily Etroplinae and taxonomic revision of the Malagasy cichlid genus Paretroplus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist.

Sparks, J.S. 2007. (review of) Coastal Fishes. Copeia 2007:238.

Sparks, J.S., and P. Chakrabarty. in press. A new species of ponyfish (Teleostei:Leiognathidae: Photoplagios) from the Philippines, with a discussion on the status of Equula berbis Valenciennes, Copeia

Sparks, J.S., and M.L.J. Stiassny. in press. Introduction aux poissons d’eaux douces. In: S. M. Goodman and J. P. Benstead (eds.), Histoire Naturelle de Madagascar. Museum National de Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), Paris.

Stiassny, M.L.J and A. Getahun. 2007. On overview of labeonin relationships and the phylogenetic placement of the Afro-Asian genus Garra Hamilton, 1922 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with the description of five new species of Garra from Ethiopia and a key to all African species. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. 150:41-83.

Stiassny, M.L.J. and C.D. Hopkins. in press. Introduction. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Stiassny, M.L.J., A. Lamboj, D. DeWeirdt, and G.G. Teugels. in press. Cichlidae. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Stiassny, M.L.J. and U.K. Schliewen. 2007. Congochromis, a new cichlid genus (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from central Africa, with a description of a new species from the upper Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo. Amer. Mus. Novitat.

Stiassny, M.L.J., G.G. Teugels, and C.D. Hopkins. in press. The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea, west-Central Africa: Poissons d’Eaux Douces et Saumâtres de Basse Guinée, l’Afrique Ouest-Centrale: IRD Éditions, Paris. 3576:1-14.

Vreven, E. and M.L.J. Stiassny. in press. Practical key to the families of Lower Guinea. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

Vreven, E., T. Musschoo, G. Boden, and M.L.J. Stiassny. in press. Introduced or alien species of Lower Guniea. In: G.G. Teugels, M.L.J. Stiassny, and C. Hopkins (eds.), Poissons d'Eaux Douces et de La Region Ichthogéographique de la Basse Guinée. ORSTOM, Paris; MRAC, Tervuren.

2006 - 19 publications

Chakrabarty, P., Oldfield, R.G., and H.H. Ng.  2006. Nandus prolixus, a new species of leaf fish from northeastern Borneo (Teleostei: Perciformes: Nandidae),  Zootaxa, 1328:51-61.

Dudgeon, D., A.H. Arthington, M.O. Gessner, Z. Kawabata, D.J. Knowler, C. Leveque, R.J. Naiman, A.-H., Prieur-Richard, D. Soto, M.L.J. Stiassny & C.A. Sullivan. 2006. Freshwater biodiversity: importance, threats, status and conservation challenges. Biol. Rev. 1-20.

Harrison, I.J. and M.L.J. Stiassny. 2006. La biodiversitá negli ambienti d’acqua dolce: minacce e prospettive. In Convegno. “La Conservazione ed il Recupero della Fauna Ittica e degli Ambienti delle Acque Interne.” Ragusa 28 Maggio 2004. p. 59-83. Provincia Regionale de Raguasa, Assessorato Territorio e Ambiente.

Lamboj, A. and R.C. Schelly. 2006. Nanochromis teugelsi, a new cichlid species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from the Kasai Region and central Congo Basin. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 17:247-254.

Pezold, F., T. Iwamoto, and I.J. Harrison. 2006. The California Academy of Sciences Gulf of Guinea Expedition (2001). V. Multivariate analysis of sicydiines of Sao Tome & Principe with redescription of Sicydium brevifile and S. bustamantei (Teleostei: Gobiidae) and a key to West African sicydiines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 57: 965-979.

Schaefer, S.A. 2006. (review of) Morphological evolution, aptations, homoplasies, constraints, and evolutionary trends: Catfishes as a case study on general phylogeny and macroevolution. Quart. Rev. Biol. 71:276-278.

Schelly, R.C., W. Salzburger, S. Joblmüller, N. Duftner, and C. Sturmbauer. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships of the lamprologine cichlid genus Lepidiolamprologus (Teleostei: Perciformes) based on mitochondrial and nuclear sequences, suggesting introgressive hybridization, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 38:426-438.

Schliewen, U.K. and M.L.J. Stiassny. 2006. A new species of Nanochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Mai Ndombe, central Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 1169:33-46.

Smith, W.L. and W.C. Wheeler. 2006. Venom evolution widespread in fishes: A road map for the bioprospecting of piscine venoms. J. Hered. 97:206-217.

Sparks, J.S. 2006. A new species of ponyfish (Teleostei: Leiognathidae: Photoplagios) from Madagascar, with a phylogeny for Photoplagios and comments on the status of Equula lineolataValenciennes. Amer. Mus. Novitates. 3526:1-20.

Sparks, J.S. 2006. Leiognathus longispinis (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835), a senior synonym of Leiognathus smithursti (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886) (Teleostei: Leiognathidae). Copeia 2006: 539-543.

Sparks, J.S. 2006. Editor and Consultant, Scientific content. Oceans: The world’s last wilderness revealed, Dorling-Kindersley, London, 1-512.

Sparks, J.S. and W.L. Smith 2006. Sicyopterus lagocephalus: Widespread species, species complex, or neither? A critique on the use of molecular data for species identification. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 49:900-902.

Stiassny, M.L.J. 2006. (review of) Flatfishes: Biologoy and Exploitation. Fish Fisher. 7:73-74.

Stiassny, M.L.J., R.C. Schelly and U.K. Schliewen. 2006. A new species of Raiamas (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Lower Congo River, with a phylogenetic assessment of the generic limits of the predatory cyprinid genera OpsaridiumRaiamas and Leptocypris. Copeia 2006:370-377.

Stiassny, M.L.J. and J.S. Sparks. 2006. Phylogenetic and taxonomic revision of the endemic Malagasy genus Ptychochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with description of five new species and a diagnosis for Katria, New Genus. Amer. Mus. Novitat. 3535:1-55.

Tshibwabwa, S.M., M.L.J. Stiassny and R.C. Schelly. 2006. Description of a new species of Labeo(Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Lower Congo River. Zootaxa, 1224:33-44.

Webb, J.F., W.L. Smith, and D.R. Ketten. 2006. The laterophysic connection and swim bladder of butterflyfishes in the genus Chaetodon (Perciformes: Chaetodontidae). J. Morph. 267:1338-1355.

Wheeler, W.C., L. Aagesen, C.P. Arango, J. Faivovich, T. Grant, C. D'Haese, D. Janies, Smith, W.L., A. Varon, and G. Giribet. Dynamic Homology and Phylogenetic Systematics: A Unified Approach using POY. AMNH, New York, ISBN 0-913424-58.7.

2005 - 18 Publications

Calcagnotto, D., S.A. Schaefer, and R. DeSalle. 2005. Relationships among characiform fishes inferred from analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 36:135-153.

Fernández, L., and S.A. Schaefer. 2005. New Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from an offshore island of Colombia. Copeia, 2005(1):68-76.

López-Fernández, H., R.L. Honeycutt, M.L.J. Stiassny and K.O. Winemiller. 2005. Morphology, Molecules, and Character Congruence in the Phylogeny of South American Geophagine Cichlids (Perciformes, Labroidei). Zool. Scripta. 34(6): 627-651.

Ng, H. H., and J. S. Sparks. 2005. Revision of the endemic Malagasy catfish family Anchariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 16: 303-323.

Schaefer, S.A., Provenzano, F., de Pinna, M.C.C., and Baskin, J.N. 2005. New and noteworthy Venezuelan glanapterygine catfishes (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae), with a discussion of their biogeography and psammophily. Amer. Mus. Novitat. 3496:1-27.

Sparks, J. S. 2005. Madagascar eastern lowlands. Pp. 218-219 in: M. L. Thieme, R. Abell, M. L. J. Stiassny, B. Lehner, P. Skelton, G. Teugals, E. Dinerstein, A. Kamdem Toham, N. Burgess, and D. Olson (eds.), Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. A conservation assessment. Island Press, Washington, D. C.

Sparks, J. S. 2005. Madagascar eastern highlands. Pp. 252-254 in: M. L. Thieme, R. Abell, M. L. J. Stiassny, B. Lehner, P. Skelton, G. Teugals, E. Dinerstein, A. Kamdem Toham, N. Burgess, and D. Olson, (eds.), Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. A conservation assessment. Island Press, Washington, D. C.

Sparks, J. S. 2005. Madagascar northwestern basins. Pp. 307-308 in: M. L. Thieme, R. Abell, M. L. J. Stiassny, B. Lehner, P. Skelton, G. Teugals, E. Dinerstein, A. Kamdem Toham, N. Burgess, and D. Olson (eds.), Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. A conservation assessment. Island Press, Washington, D. C.

Sparks, J. S. 2005. Madagascar western basins. Pp. 309 in: M. L. Thieme, R. Abell, M. L. J. Stiassny, B. Lehner, P. Skelton, G. Teugals, E. Dinerstein, A. Kamdem Toham, N. Burgess, and D. Olson (eds.), Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. A conservation assessment. Island Press, Washington, D. C.

Sparks, J. S. 2005. Madagascar southern basins. Pp. 343-344 in: M. L. Thieme, R. Abell, M. L. J. Stiassny, B. Lehner, P. Skelton, G. Teugals, E. Dinerstein, A. Kamdem Toham, N. Burgess, and D. Olson (eds.), Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. A conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington, D. C.

Sparks, J. S., P. V. Dunlap, and W. L. Smith. 2005. Evolution and diversification of a sexually dimorphic luminescent system in ponyfishes (Teleostei: Leiognathidae), including diagnoses for two new genera. Cladistics, 21: 305-327.

Sparks, J. S., and K. J. Riseng. 2005. Water quality and chemistry, benthic macroinvertebrates, and zooplankton communities of the Consuelo and Warany Regions of the Pastaza River, Ecuador: limnological survey. In: P. W. Willink, B. Chernoff, and J. McCullough (eds.), A rapid biological assessment of the aquatic ecosystems of the Pastaza River Basin, Ecuador and Peru. Conservation International and the Aquatic Rapid Assessment Program (AquaRap), Washington, D. C. Bulletin of Biological Assessment 33: 56-62, appendices 5-6: 140-143.

Sparks, J. S., and L. M. R. Rush. 2005. A new rainbowfish (Teleostei: Melanotaenioidei: Bedotiidae) from the southeastern highlands of Madagascar, with comments on the biogeography of Bedotia. Zootaxa, 1051: 39-54.

Sparks, J. S., and W. L. Smith. 2005. Freshwater fishes, dispersal ability, and non-evidence: "Gondwana Life Rafts" to the rescue. Syst. Biol. 53: 11-19.

Sparks, J.S. and M.L.J. Stiassny. 2005. Madagascar’s Freshwater Fishes: An imperiled treasure. In: Thieme et al. (eds). Freshwater ecoregions of Africa: A conservation assessment. 62-70 pp. Island Press, Washington, DC, USA.

Stiassny, M.L.J. (review of) Freshwater Fishes of Britain: The Species and their Distribution. Fish and Fisheries, 6:160-164.

Stiassny, M.L.J. and S.A. Schaefer. 2005. New species of Rhabdalestes Hoedeman, 1951 (Characiformes: Alestidae): first occurrence of the genus from the Middle Congo River basin. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwater. 16(3): 271-278.

Thieme, M.L., R.A. Abell, M.L.J. Stiassny, P.H. Skelton and B. Lehner. 2005. Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A conservation assessment. 431pp.  Island Press, Washington, DC, USA. (ISBN 1-55963-365-4).

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