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Taxonomic relationhips between four species of the Mullidae family revealed by three genetic metods: allozymes, random amplified polymorpic DNA and mitocondrial DNA.
Table I shows data on fish specimens of the family Mullidae from five different regions of Mediterranean/Black Sea waters.
The Indo-Pacific goatfish Parupeneus cyclostomus is the most widely distributed species of the family Mullidae, occurring from the Red Sea to South Africa and Madagascar, east to the Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Islands, north in the western Pacific to southern Japan and south to New South Wales.
[61] Lahnsteiner, F., Patzner, R.A., 1995, "Fine structure of spermatozoa of two marine teleost fishes, the red mullet, Mullus barbatus (Mullidae) and the white sea bream, Diplodus sargus (Sparidae)," J.
We grouped the other fishes (Acanthuridae, Monacanthidae, Chaetodontidae, Mullidae, Scaridae, and the labrids Epibelus insidiator, Gomphosis varius, and Coris gaimard) together because they were not observed to actively search for, and raid, nests, although they would consume embryos if they discovered a nest.
Variability in age and size at settlement of the tropical goatfish Upeneus tragula (Mullidae) in the northern Great Barrier Reef lagoons.
Describing variations in scales between sexes of the yellowstriped goatfish, Upeneus vittatus (Forskal, 1775) (Perciformes: Mullidae).
Snappers V Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster snapper Sn Lutjanus jocu Dog snapper V Sn Lutjanus vivanus Silk snapper L Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail snapper V Sn Haemulidae Haemulon album White margate P Mullidae Pseudupeneus maculatus Spotted goatfish V T Kyphosidae Kyphosus sp.
Overall, coral reef fish species present a variety of complex spawning systems, but among them two major groups are generally observed: (1) demersal spawners, showing a synchrounous oocyte development and total spawning, represented mainly by species of the families Gobiidae, Blenniidae and Pomacentridae; and (2) pelagic spawners, exhibiting asynchronous oocyte development and spawning in portions, represented by families such as Lutjanidae, Haemulidae, Carangidae, Mullidae, and Gerreidae (Rong-Quen, 2000; Petersen and Warner, 2002).
Also many important Helenic fish stocks including Mullidae family and hence commercial catches consist mainly of young fish (age 0+ to 2 years) (Stergiou et al.