By Sara Ostlund-Nilsson, Ian Mayer, Felicity Anne Huntingford
Highlighting the growing to be significance of the sticklebacks as a version species in rising fields comparable to molecular genetics, genomics, and environmental toxicology, Biology of the Three-Spined Stickleback examines information from researchers who use experiences of the stickleback to deal with quite a lot of organic matters. This cutting-edge quantity is the 1st accomplished overview of the organic examine in this vital fish in additional than a decade. The booklet provides present wisdom at the geographic and genetic version of the ever present three-spined stickleback and explores the opportunity of any subdivision inside at present well-known stickleback species. It offers a precis of significant new molecular instruments to be had, and the way those instruments can be utilized to check the genetic structure and molecular foundation of evolutionary switch in numerous stickleback populations worldwide. The booklet additionally lays out their body structure, ancient components, geographic distribution, and describes the gains in their biology that appear to advertise quick speciation. It covers reproductive habit in chronological order, and the mechanisms and choice pressures at the back of the actions that sticklebacks practice throughout the varied stages of the breeding season. filled with state of the art information, the ebook discusses the umwelt of the three-spine stickleback, with specific connection with how that global interacts with and shapes intraspecific verbal exchange throughout the breeding season. It covers advancements in stickleback reproductive body structure from 1991 onward and summarizes reviews played — quite often in the fields of behavioral ecology and body structure — on many of the less-studied stickleback species. The booklet touches at the biology, particularly the behavioral ecology, of the 15-spined stickleback. Emphasizing the significance of the sticklebacks to various disciplines, this booklet provides info that's either broad and authoritative.
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With permission). Hudon and Guderley172 investigated the relationships among four gasterosteid taxa (Apeltes, Pungitius, G. wheatlandi, and G. aculeatus) employing electrophoretic data. Using Apeltes quadracus as the functional out-group, they hypothesized that G. aculeatus and G. wheatlandi were more closely related to each other than either was to Pungitius, which is congruent with Paepke’s result. Bowne173 then undertook the arduous task of attempting to resolve the relationships among the Gasterosteiformes.
Quebec), 110, 99, 1983. 51. , Variation in number of dorsal spines in the brook stickleback, Eucalia inconstans, Can. J. , 36, 127, 1959. 52. , Evidence of a genetic basis for absence of pelvic skeleton in brook stickleback, Culaea inconstans, and notes on geographical distribution and origin of loss, J. Fish. Res. Board. , 34, 1314, 1977. 53. S. , Geographic and Morphological variation in presence and absence of pelvic skeleton in brook stickleback, Culaea inconstans (Kirtland), in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Can.
S. Pygosteus pungitius var. hologymna Bertin 1925: 122, no locality Pygosteus pungitius var. trachura Bertin 1925: 122, no locality Pygosteus pungitius var. fm Page 36 Thursday, November 9, 2006 11:38 AM 36 Biology of the Three-Spined Stickleback Pygosteus pungitius var. carinata Bertin 1925: 164, no locality Pungitius pungitius Berg 1932: 169, Europe Pungitius pungitius pungitius Keivany and Nelson 2000: 117, Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific coasts, and inland waters of Europe, Asia, and Japan Pungitius pungitius laevis Keivany and Nelson 2000: 118, Ireland, southern England, and southern France PUNGITIUS HELLENICUS STEPHANIDIS 1971 Etymology — Ελληνικσς after the Greek distribution of this fish Common name — Greek nine-spined stickleback Distribution — Sperchios drainage system, Greece Pygosteus pungitius (non Linnaeus, 1758), Stephanidis 1943: 200–210, Sperchios Valley, Greece Pungitius pungitius hellenicus Stephanidis 1971: 228–231, Sperchios Valley, Greece Pungitius platygaster hellenicus Paepke 1983: 57–58, Sperchios drainage system, Greece Pungitius hellenicus Paepke 1996: 75, Spechios drainage, Greece PUNGITIUS PLATYGASTER (KESSLER 1859) Etymology — From the Greek ρλατψ meaning “flat” and γαστηρ meaning “belly” Common name — Ukrainian stickleback Distribution — Black Sea, Sea of Azov, Aral Sea, and Caspian Sea basins Gasterosteus pungitius (non Linnaeus, 1758), Nordmann 1840: 379–382, Crimea and Black Sea, Ukraine Gasterosteus platygaster Kessler 1859: 202, Odessa and Aleshki on the Dnepr River, Ukraine Gasterosteus pungitius var.
Biology of the Three-Spined Stickleback (Marine Biology) by Sara Ostlund-Nilsson, Ian Mayer, Felicity Anne Huntingford