It is suggested that this trait developed in Q mirOca because of the reproductive advantage that it conferred to an apogonid
possessing a marked solitary/cryptic behavior and an appropriate physiological mechanism suited for such rapid and dramatic color changes.
the suggestion of an ancestral freshwater apogonid
lineage is particularly speculative.
The ten most "common" species on this reef (based on a multiple of their estimated total abundance and their frequency of occurrence) included three scorpidids, a monacanthid, an apogonid
, a carangid, two plotosids, a dinolestid, and an enoplosid.
1999) is the deepest dwelling representative of the apogonid
fauna in the Atlantic Ocean.
A new and a rare apogonid
species of the genus Epigonus from Japan.
Allen has reviewed the Coral reef fish taxonomy from 1980 to 2014 and provided a subjective analysis of new species descriptions, including statistics on the rate of new discoveries, which families and genera have attracted the most taxonomic interest, the main geographic areas for new discoveries, which journals the new taxa were published in, the nationality of authors, the most productive authors, and the main focal areas for reef fish field work The total number of new coral reef fishes described from 1 January 1980 to 31 March 2014 is 1,434 species belonging to 317 genera and 69 families, with the gobiids, labrids, apogonids
, and pomacentrids being the leading families for new species descriptions since 1980.
For the calculation of electivity (see next section), abundances of the nocturnal apogonids
, holocentrids, and priacanthids were therefore estimated by nighttime surveys ("Night WHAP") that took place in 2003 at the same sites surveyed during daytime.
These families include gobies, clinids, pomocentrids, gobiescoids, apogonids
(Tyler and Bohlke, 1972), a xenogongrid (Bohlke, 1957), and two scorpaenids: Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus (Eschmeyer, 1969) and an unidentified scorpaenid species (Metzelaar, 1922).
trachichthyid, perciform, and two species of apogonids
We did not include small, cryptic species such as gobies, blennies, and apogonids
in the survey.
lineolatus, dated 11 March (and its final rendering) and 2 sketches of apogonids
done on 4 and 5 April that are in the illustration files and bear Yasui's name, and two sketches (angelfish, parrotfish) dated 5 April with Ito's name inscribed on them.
ignobilis, whereas apogonids
, percichthyids, sciaenids, and sparids have similar [U.