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Background. Repetitive species-specific sound enables the identification of the presence and behavior of soniferous species by acoustic means. Passive acoustic monitoring has been widely applied to monitor the spatial and temporal occurrence and behavior of calling...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3301v1
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Freshwater fishes often exhibit high genetic population structure due to the prevalence of dispersal barriers (e.g., waterfalls) whereas population structure in diadromous fishes tends to be weaker and driven by natal homing behaviour and/or isolation by distance....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3284v1
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A focus on cranial characters for determining relatedness is a predominant trait in many datasets, however this overemphasis can lead to distortion from sampler bias. We report on revised analyses of pachycormids - a key group within Actinopterygii, as part of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3170v1
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The Class Bivalvia is a highly successful and ancient group including 20,000+ known species. They represent a good model for studying adaptation (anoxia/hypoxia, salinity, temperature, ...), and they are useful bioindicators for monitoring the concentration of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3096v1
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Phylogenetic inference based on evidence from DNA sequences has led to significant strides in the development of a stable and robustly supported framework for the vertebrate tree of life. To date, the bulk of those advances have relied on sequence data from a small...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2903v1
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Background. The Balkans are a major biodiversity and endemism hotspot, worldwide. Among the freshwater biota, amphipods are known for their high cryptic diversity. However, little is known about the temporal and paleogeographic aspects of their evolutionary history....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2741v1
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Pachycormids occupy a key position within Actinopterygii, as part of the Holostei- Teleostei Transition, although their precise position in this hierarchy has been fought over for some years. Discoveries in the last three years have expanded our global knowledge...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2550v1
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Background. Organism biomass is one of the most important variables in ecological studies, making estimations of organism weight one of the most common laboratory tasks. Biomass of small macroinvertebrates is usually estimated as dry (DW) or ash-free dry weight...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2368v1
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The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) has a global distribution in tropical and warm temperate seas, and is caught in numerous fisheries worldwide, mainly as bycatch. It is currently assessed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2042v1
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Plotosus canius (Hamilton, 1822) is a significant marine species in Malaysia from nutritional and commercial perspectives. Despite numerous fundamental researches on biological characteristics of P.canius, there are various concerns on the level of population differentiation,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1640v3
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Vegetated habitats provide numerous benefits to nekton, including structural refuge from predators and food sources. However, the sensory mechanisms by which fishes locate these habitats remain unclear for many species, especially when environmental conditions...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1685v1
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The general morphological shape of plant-resembling fish and plant parts were compared using a geometric morphometrics approach. Lobotes surinamensis (Lobotidae), Platax orbicularis (Ephippidae) and Canthidermis maculata (Balistidae), three plant-mimetic fish species,...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1673v1
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The red crab (Charybdis feriata) is one of most important fishery resources in China. In the present study, we first measured 17 morphological traits and body weight of C. feriata, characterized these 18 traits, and then estimated the effects of morphological traits...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1620v1
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Malaysian black fighting fish Betta persephone Schaller (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) is economically and ecologically important fish in South East Asia notably in Malaysia. The locals keep this fish as ornemental fish as well as biocontrol for mosquitoes larvae....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1048v1
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The present study assesses swimbladder dynamics in natural occurring sardine, Sardina pilchardus, populations with the aim to examine whether this is affected by bathymetric positioning and the physiological state of the individuals. To do so swimbladder size and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.764v1
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