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in prep. Stiassny, M.L.J. Anatomy of Fishes: the musculoskeletal system. John Wiley and Sons, New York

2007 . M.L.J. Stiassny, G. G. Teugels, and C.D. Hopkins. The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea, West-Central Africa Poissons d'eux douces et saumâtres de Basee Guin?e l'Afrique Ouest-Central. volumes 1 (800pp) and 2 (603pp), IRD ?ditions, Paris.

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

1996 Stiassny, M.L.J., L.R. Parenti and G.D. Johnson (Eds). Interrelationships of Fishes. Academic Press, San Diego, 496 pp. (ISBN 0-12-670950-5)

Papers and Book Chapters:

2009 M.L.J. Stiassny, R.C. Schelly and V. Mamonekene. A new Alestes (Characiformes, Alestidae) from the Mpozo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Copeia 2009, 1: 110-116.

2008 Hardman M., and M.L.J. Stiassny. A sexually dimorphic species of Chrysichthys (Siluriformes: Claroteidae) from Lac Mai-Ndombe, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 19(2): 175-184.

2008 Conway, K. W., and M.L.J. Stiassny. Phylogenetic diagnosis of the African cyprinid genus ClypeobarbusFowler, with the rehabilitation of C. bomokandi (Myers) and note on included species. Ichthyological Research 55: 260-266.

2008 Abell,R. et al. Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Biogeographic Units for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation. BioScience 58 (5): 403-414.

2008 . Lévêque, C., T. Oberdorff, D. Paugy, M.L.J. Stiassny and P.A. Tedesco. Global diversity of fish (Pisces) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:545-567. (Teleostei, Alestidae) of the Lower Congo River, with a description of a new species endemic to the Lower Congo River rapids in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 1614:17-29.

2007 . Stiassny, M.L.J and V. Mamonekene. Micralestes (Teleostei, Alestidae) of the Lower Congo River, with a description of a new species endemic to the Lower Congo River rapids in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 1614:17-29.

2007 . Carvalho, M.R. de, and 28 co-authors. Taxonomic impediment or impediment to taxonomy? A commentary on systematics and the cybertaxonomy-automation paradigm. Evolutionary Biology 34:140-143.

2007 Loiselle, P.V. and M.L.J. Stiassny. Rehabilitation of the Malagasy endemic, Kuhlia sauvagii Regan, 1913 (Teleostei: Perciformes), with the designation of a neotype for Centropomus rupestris Lac?p?de, 1802. American Museum Novitates. 3561:1-13.

2007 . Stiassny, M.L.J and A. Getahun. 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. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 150:41-83.

2007 . Stiassny, M.L.J. and U.K. Schliewen. 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. American Museum Novitates. 3576:1-14

2007. Sparks, J. S., and M.L.J. Stiassny. Introduction aux poissons d'eaux douces. Pp.1-28. In: S. M. Goodman and J. P. Benstead (eds.), Histoire Naturelle de Madagascar. Museum National de Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), Paris.

2006a 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. Freshwater biodiversity: importance, threats, status and conservation challenges. Biological Reviews (online Dec. 12, 2005): 1-20.

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

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

2006d Stiassny, M.L.J and J.S. Sparks. Phylogenetic and taxonomic revision of the endemic Malagasy genusPtychochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with description of five new species and a diagnosis for Katria , New Genus. American Museum Novitates 3535:1-55.

2006e Stiassny, M.L.J., R.C. Schelly and U.K. Schliewen. 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 Opsaridium , Raiamas and Leptocypris . Copeia 2006:370-377.

2006f 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.

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

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

2005c Sparks, J.S. & M.L.J. Stiassny. 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.

2005d Stiassny, M.L.J. (review of) Freshwater Fishes of Britain: The Species and their Distribution. Fish and Fisheries, 6:160-164.

2004a Schelly, R & M.L.J. Stiassny. Revision of the Congo River Lamprologus Schilthuis, 1891 (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with description of two new species. American Museum Novitates. 3451, 40pp.

2004b Stiassny, M.L.J., Wiley, E.O., G.D. Johnson and M.R. de Carvalho. Gnathostome fishes. 42 ms. pages. In: M.J. Donaghue & J. Cracraft (eds). Assembling the Tree of Life. Oxford University Press, New York.

2004c Getahun, A., Stiassny, M.L.J. & G.G. Teugels. Description of a new species of Varicorhinus(Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae) from West-Central Africa. Cybium 28(2):159-162.

2003a Schliewen, U.R. & M.L.J. Stiassny. Etia nguti , a new genus and species of cichlid fish from the River Mamfue, Upper Cross River basin, Cameroon, Central Africa. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 14(1): 61-72

2003b Stiassny, M.L.J. Atavism. In: Hall, B.K. and W.M. Olsen (eds). Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Pp. 10-14, Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA.

2003c Lamboj, A. and M.L.J. Stiassny. Three new Parananochromis species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Gabon and Cameroon, Central Africa. Zootaxa 209: 1-19.

2003d Benstead, J.P., DeRham, P.H., Gattolliat, J.-L., Gibbon, F.-M., Loiselle, P.V., Sartori, M., Sparks, J.S. & M.L.J. Stiassny. Conserving Madagascar's freshwater biodiversity. Bioscience 53(11): 1101-1111.

2003e Schelly, R., M.L.J. Stiassny & L.Seegers. Neolamprologus devosi sp. n. a new riverine lamprologine cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the lower Malagarasi River, Tanzania. Zootaxa 373: 1-11.

2003f Stiassny, M.L.J. (review of) Freshwater Fish Distribution, Tim M. Berra. 2001. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. Journal of Fish Biology, 63: 1061-1064.

2003g Stiassny, M.L.J. Polymixiiformes. In: Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 5, Fishes II, p.3, Gale Group Publications

2003h Sparks, J.S. & M.L.J. Stiassny The freshwater fishes of Madagascar: Introduction to the Freshwater Fishes. Chapter 9, 849-863. In: The Natural History of Madagascar. S. M. Goodman and J. P. Benstead (eds), Chicago University Press.

2002a Stiassny, M.L.J., D.M. Rodriguez & P.V. Loiselle. Rheocles vatosoa , a new species of freshwater rainbowfish (Atherinomorpha: Bedotiidae) from the Lokoho River basin in northeastern Madagascar. Cybium 261: 71-77.

2002b Stiassny, M.L.J. Bony Fishes. In: Eldredge, N. (ed.). Life on Earth: An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution. Pp. 192-197. ABI-CLIO Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

2002c Stiassny, M.L.J. Water blindness. SGI Quarterly 27: 14-15.

2002d Stiassny, M.L.J. Conservation of freshwater fish biodiversity: the knowledge impediment. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft f?r Ichthyologie, 3, 2002: 7-18.

2001a Stiassny, M.L.J., Chakrabarty, P. and P.V. Loiselle. Relationships of the Madagascan cichlid genusParetroplus Bleeker 1868, with a description of a new species from the Betsiboka River drainage of northwestern Madagascar. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 12(1): 29-40.

2001b Stiassny, M.L.J. & D.M Rodriguez. Rheocles derhami , a new species of freshwater rainbow (Atherinomorpha: Bedotiidae) from the Amboaboa River in northeastern Madagascar. Ichthyol.Explor. Freshwaters 12(2): 97-104.

2001c Stiassny, M.L.J. (review of) The cichlid fishes: nature's grand experiment in evolution. Copeia

2001d Stiassny, M.L.J. Revision of Sauvagella Bertin (Clupeidae; Pellonulinae; Ehiravini) with a description of a new species from the freshwaters of Madagascar and diagnosis of the Ehiravini. Copeia 2002(1): 67-76.

2001e Gardiner, N., M. Stiassny, J.M. Cardoso Da Silva, G. Fonseca and S. Saatchi. Enhancing freshwater conservation and science with geoinformatics. Concept Paper from Conservation International Center for Applied Biodiversity Science Conference on Biological fingerprinting: using remote sensing for improved modeling and monitoring of biodiversity.

2000a Benstead, J.P., M.L.J. Stiassny, P.N. Loiselle, K.J. Riseng, and N.Raminosoa. River conservation in Madagascar. Pages 205-231. In Global Perspectives on River Conservation: Science,Policy and Practice (Eds P.J. Boon, B.R. Davies, and G.E. Petts), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, U.K.

2000b Lundberg, J.G., Kottelat, M., Smith, G.R., Stiassny, M.L.J. and Gill, A.C. (2000). So many fishes, so little time: an overview of recent ichthyological discoveries in freshwaters. Annls. Miss. Bot. Gdns., 87(1): 26-62.

2000c Stiassny, M.L.J. and I.J. Harrison. (2000). Notes on a small collection of fishes from the R?serve Naturelle Int?grale de Marojejy, Northeastern Madagascar, with a description of a new species of the endemic genus Bedotia (Atherinomorpha: Bedotiidae). Fieldiana, Zoology, new series, 97:143-156.

2000d Stiassny, M.L.J. Gross Functional Anatomy: Skeletal System. Chapter 6: 109-118 In: Bullock, G. and Bunton, T.E. (eds), The Handbook of Experimental Animals; Laboratory Fish, Academic Press, London.

2000e Stiassny, M.L.J. (2000). Gross Functional Anatomy: Muscular System. Chapter 7: 119-128 In: Bullock, G. and Bunton, T.E. (eds), The Handbook of Experimental Animals; Laboratory Fish, Academic Press, London.

1999a Stiassny, M.L.J. and A. Meyer. Cichlids of the Rift Lakes. Scientific American (Feb. 1999), 64-69.

1999b Harrison, I.J. and M.L.J. Stiassny. The quiet crisis: a preliminary listing of freshwater fishes of the World that are either extinct or "missing in action". In: MacPhee, R.D.E (ed), Extinctions in Near Time: Causes, Contexts, and Consequences, pp. 271-331, Plenum Press, New York and London.

1999c Stiassny, M.L.J. The medium is the message: freshwater biodiversity in peril. Pp. 53-71. In: Cracraft, J. and Griffo, F. (Eds), The Living Planet in Crisis: Biodiversity Science and Policy, Columbia University Press.

1998a Greenwood, P.H. and M.J.L. Stiassny. Cichlids. In: Paxton, J.R. and W.N. Eschmeyer (eds), Encyclopedia of Fishes, second edition, Academic Press, San Diego :200-206.

1998b Stiassny, M.L.J. Something borrowed, something new. Env. Biol. Fishes., 53: 231-233.

1998c Getahun, A. and M.L.J. Stiassny (1998). The freshwater biodiversity crisis: the case of the Ethiopian fish fauna. SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci., 21: 207-230.

1997a Reinthal, P.N. and M.L.J. Stiassny. Revision of the Madagascan genus Ptychochromoides (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with a description of a new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 7(3-4): 353-368.

1997b Stiassny, M.L.J. (1997) Systematics and conservation. In: An Introduction to Conservation Biology. (Eds) Gary K. Meffe and C. Ron Carroll, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts., Second Edition.

1997c Stiassny, M.L.J. Scopelomorpha: Blackchins and Lanternfishes. In: Tree of Life, Maddison, D. and W. Maddison

1997d Stiassny, M.L.J. (1997) A phylogenetic overview of the lamprologine cichlids of Africa (Teleostei, Cichlidae): a morphological perspective. South African J. Sci., 98: 513-523.

1996a Stiassny, M.L.J., L.R. Parenti and G.D. Johnson. Preface. In: Stiassny et al. (Eds), Interrelationships of Fishes, Academic Press, San Diego, 498 pp.

1996b Stiassny, M.L.J. Basal ctenosquamate relationships and the intrarelationships of myctophiform (scopelomorph) fishes. : 405-426. In: Stiassny et al. (Eds) Interrelationships of Fishes, Academic Press, San Diego.

1996c Stiassny, M.L.J. An overview of freshwater biodiversity: with some lessons from African fishes. Fisheries 21(9): 7-13.

1996d Stiassny, M.L.J.. Lake Victoria cichlids In: A. Rockman and M. Dion (eds), Concrete Jungle, Juno/Research Publications (reprint of 1993 Biomass versus biodiversity article)

1996e Stiassny, M.L.J. Notes on a little known cichlid from West Africa, Sarotherodon caudomarginatus(Boulenger, 1916), with some thoughts on the genus. The Cichlids Yearbook, 6: 53-57.

1994a Stiassny, M.L.J. and M.C.C. DePinna. Basal taxa and the role of cladistic patterns in the evaluation of conservation priorities: a view from freshwater.: 235- 249. In: Systematics and Conservation Evaluation, Systematics Association Special Volume,Oxford University Press. (Eds). P. Forey, C. J. Humphreys & R. I.Vane-Wright.

1994b Stiassny, M.L.J. Systematics and conservation. In: An Introduction to Conservation Biology. (Eds) Gary K. Meffe and C. Ron Carroll, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. 1994.

1994c Stiassny, M.L.J. A tangled web: cichlids and their relatives. The Cichlids Yearbook, 4: 91-94.

1994d Stiassny, M.L.J. and N. Raminosoa. The fishes of the inland waters of Madagascar. Biological Diversity in African Fresh- and Brackish Water Fishes. Geographical overviews. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Zool., 275: 133-149.

1993a Stiassny, M.L.J. What are grey mullets? Bull. Mar. Sci. 52(2): 197-219.

1993b Stiassny, M.L.J. and J. Mezey. Egg attachment systems in the family Cichlidae (Perciformes: Labroidei), with some comment on their significance for phylogenetic studies. Am. Mus. Novit. 3058: 1-11.

1993c Stiassny, M.L.J. Taxonomy and systematics of South American Cichlidae: the other cichlids. Env. Biol. Fish. 36: S105-107.

1993d Stiassny, M.L.J. Cichlids are different! Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine, (March): 84-98.

1993e Stiassny, M.L.J. What is a cichlid? Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine, (November): 141-146.

1993f Loiselle, P.V. and M.L.J. Stiassny. How many Marakely? Buntbarsche Bulletin, 157: 2-8.

1992a Stiassny, M.L.J. and J.A. Moore. A review of the pelvic girdle of acanthomorph fishes, with comments on hypotheses of acanthomorph intrarelationships. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 104: 209-242.

1992b Stiassny, M.L.J. Phylogenetic analysis and the role of systematics in the biodiversity crisis.: 109-120.In: Systematics, Ecology and the Biodiversity Crisis, (Ed.) N. Eldredge., Columbia Univ. Press. 220pp.

1992c Stiassny, M.L.J. and P.N. Reinthal. Description of a new species of Rheocles (Atherinomorpha, Bedotiidae) from the Nosivolo tributary of the Mangoro River, Eastern Madagascar.) Am. Mus. Novit., 3031: 1-8.

1992d Stiassny, M.L.J. and C.L. Gerstner. The parental care behaviour of Paratilapia polleni Bleeker, 1868 (Perciformes, Labroidei) a phylogenetically primitive cichlid from Madagascar, with a discussion of the evolution of maternal care in the family Cichlidae. Env. Biol. Fish. 34:219-233.

1992e Stiassny, M.L.J., U.K. Schliewen and W.J. Dominey. A new species flock of cichlid fishes from Lake Bermin, Cameroon with a description of eight new species of Tilapia (Labroidei; Cichlidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 3(4): 311-346.

1992f Stiassny, M.L.J. Atavisms, phylogenetic character reversals, and the origin of evolutionary novelties. Neth. J. Zool. 42 (2-3): 260-276.

1991a Stiassny, M.L.J. Phylogenetic intrarelationships of the family Cichlidae: an overview. : 1-35, In. Cichlid Fishes: behaviour, ecology and evolution. (Ed.) M.H.A. Keenleyside, Chapman Hall, London.

1991b Reinthal, P.N. and M.L.J. Stiassny. The freshwater fishes of Madagascar: a study of an endangered fauna with recommendations for a conservation strategy. Conserv. Biol. 5(2): 231-243.

1991c Stiassny, M.L.J. Report on a small collection of fishes from the Wologozi Mountains of Liberia, West Africa, with a description of two new species of Barbus (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Amer. Mus. Novit., 3015: 1-9.

1991d Stiassny, M.L.J. Tylochromis.: 526-533. In: Checklist of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). Vol. 4. (Eds). Daget, J., Gosse, J.-P., and D. F. E. Thys v.d. Audenaerde. ORSTOM, Paris.

1990a Stiassny, M.L.J. Notes on the anatomy and relationships of the bedotiid fishes of Madagascar, with a taxonomic revision of the genus Rheocles (Atherinomorpha: Bedotiidae). Amer. Mus. Novit., 2979: 1-33.

1990b Stiassny, M.L.J. Tylochromis, relationships and the phylogenetic status of the African Cichlidae. Amer. Mus. Novit., 2993: 1-13.

1989 Stiassny, M.L.J. A taxonomic revision of the African genus Tylochromis (Labroidei, Cichlidae), with notes on the evolutionary history of the group. Annls Mus. r. Afr. Centr. Zool., 258:1-161.

1987a Stiassny, M.L.J. Cichlid familial relationships and the placement of the neotropical genus Cichla(Perciformes, Labroidei). J. Nat. Hist., 21: 1311-1331.

1987b Stiassny, M.L.J. and J. S. Jensen. Labroid intrarelationships revisited: morphological complexity, key innovations, and the study of comparative diversity. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 151(5): 269-319.

1986a Hartel, K.E. and M.L.J. Stiassny. The identification of larval Parasudis (Teleostei, Chlorophthalmidae); with notes on the anatomy and relationships of aulopiform fishes. Brevioria 487: 1-23.

1986b Stiassny, M.L.J. The limits and relationships of the acanthomorph teleosts. J. Zool. Lond., (B), 1: 411-460.

1981a Stiassny, M.L.J. The phyletic status of the family Cichlidae (Pisces, Perciformes): a comparative anatomical investigation. Neth. J. Zool. 31(2): 275-314.

1981b Stiassny, M.L.J. Phylogenetic versus convergent relationship between piscivorous cichlid fishes from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Zool.) 40(3): 67-101.