Furthermore, the host-cleaning symbiosis of the ornate wrasse Thalassoma pavo not only is critical for the stability of ecosystems (Zander and Sotje 2002) but also improves environmental conditions for commercially valuable fish and thus makes the ornate wrasse an important ecologic biomarker species.
When the regional distribution of HA receptors was determined in the presence of Cd and endosulfan, we observed a peculiar pattern of histaminergic expressing neurons in the same above brain regions of Thalassoma pavo.
These abnormal behaviors, as reported previously for Thalassoma pavo observed under field conditions (Giusi et al.
1999) but also to distinguish between somata and axonal damage in some diencephalic, mesencephalic, and telencephalic sites of Thalassoma pavo.
Sex-change linked growth acceleration in a coral-reef fish, Thalassoma
Warner and Hoffman (1980) detailed the effect of local population size on the effectiveness of male-dominated reproduction in Thalassoma lucasanum, and found local population size to be strongly correlated to the effectiveness of male reproductive dominance through territorial defense.
Warner and Hoffman (1980) reported similar results for blueheaded wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum, where terminal phase males comprised 12% of the population on small reefs but only 1% on larger reefs.
Mating systems, sex change, and sexual demography in the rainbow wrasse, Thalassoma lucasanum.
Possible advantages to the blenny Runula azalea aggregating with the wrasse Thalassoma
lucasanum in the tropical eastern Pacific.
Daily otolith increments and recruitment in two coral-reef wrasses, Thalassoma
bifasciatum and Halichoeres bivittatus.
Components of fertilization success in the blue-head wrasse, Thalassoma bifosciatum.
Phenotypic plasticity in life-history traits of female Thalassoma bifasciatum (Pisces: Labridae): 2.
Social control of sex change in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum (Pisces: Labridae).