The presence of more than three anal fin spines is also characteristic of the Cichlidae and excludes identification as a labroid
An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid
fish families Labridae and Scaridae.
A comparison of the feeding mechanisms of two herbivorous labroid
fishes, the temperate Odax pullus and the tropical Scarus rubroviolaceus.
Age structure and growth in a large teleost, Cheilinus undulatus, with a review of size distribution in labroid fishes.
Sexual patterns in the labroid fishes of the western Caribbean: 1.
Annual and spatial variation in recruitment of labroid
fishes among seven reefs in the Capricorn/Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef.
interrelationships revisited: Morphological complexity, key innovations, and the study of comparative diversity.
The roles of female mate choice and predation in the mating systems of some tropical labroid fishes.
In labroids, Robertson & Hoffman (1977) suggested that epigamic selection plays a much more important role than intra-sexual selection in the development of sexual dichromatism (though not for species possessing strictly haremic mating systems), and reasoned that despite being more costly to maintain than permanent dichromatism, natural selection would favor the development of ephemeral dichromatism in environments where continuous display of conspicuous signals would increase the risk of predation.
maculipinna and several other labroid species, we hypothesize that during metamorphosis, some shrinkage occurs and juveniles emerge at a smaller standard length than the presettlement larvae (S.
Similarly, at one site at Enewetak Atoll where tidal flows are minimal, several labroids spawn at a fixed time each day, while at a nearby site where tidal flows are stronger, the timing of reproduction shifts daily while tracking the tidal cycle (Colin and Bell 1991).
Size at sex change in protogynous labroids
, prey body size distributions, and apex predator densities at NW Hawaiian atolls.