Fabian Herder

Fabian Herder
Research Museum Alexander Koenig | ZFMK · Vertebrate Department

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Understanding how ecology shapes the evolution of morphological traits is a major goal in organismal biology. By quantifying force of motion, hypotheses on the function of fundamental tasks of animals like feeding can be tested. Ray-finned fishes use various feeding strategies, classified into three main feeding modes: suction, ram and manipulation...
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Teleost fishes show an enormous diversity of parental care, ranging from no care to viviparity with maternal provisioning of embryos. External brooders carry their developing eggs attached to their bodies. This requires the formation of novel morphological structures to support attachment. The pelvic brooding ricefish Oryzias eversi evolved such a...
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Transitions between reproductive strategies are costly and involve major changes in life history, behaviour and morphology. Nevertheless, in Sulawesi ricefishes, pelvic-brooding evolved from transfer-brooding in two distantly related lineages within in the genera Adrianichthys and in Oryzias , respectively. Females of pelvic-brooding species carry...
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Oryzias kalimpaaensis sp. nov. is a new species of the genus Oryzias Jordan & Snyder, 1906, endemic to Lake Kalimpa’a in Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The species is a pelvic-brooder, a non-monophyletic group of ricefishes in which females carry an egg cluster until hatching. Pelvic-brooding is known from only a few taxa, a...
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The evolution of complex phenotypes like reproductive strategies is challenging to understand as they often depend on multiple adaptations, which only jointly result in a specific functionality. Sulawesi ricefishes (Adrianichthyidae) evolved a reproductive strategy termed pelvic brooding. In contrast to the more common transfer brooding, female pel...
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Ancient Lake Poso in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, is among the deepest lakes in Asia, and hosts a largely endemic fauna of fishes, crustaceans, and molluscs. Introduction of non-native fish species started at least a century ago to foster local fish production. Recent fieldwork suggests that introduction of non-native fishes is ongoing, including s...
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The evolution of pregnancy exposes parental tissues to new, potentially stressful conditions, which can trigger inflammation.1 Inflammation is costly2,3 and can induce embryo rejection, which constrains the evolution of pregnancy.1 In contrast, inflammation can also promote morphological innovation at the maternalembryonic interface as exemplified...
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Evolutionary radiations are one plausible explanation for the rich biodiversity on Earth. Adaptive radiations are the most studied form of evolutionary radiations, and ecological opportunity has been identified as one factor permitting them. Competition among individuals is supposedly highest in populations of conspecifics. Divergent modes of resou...
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The platy limestone (plattenkalk) deposit of Vallecillo in northeastern Mexico is widely known for its well preserved and diverse fish and marine reptilian assemblage dated to the early-middle Turonian (Late Cretaceous). A single specimen of the pachyrhizodont G. roberti revealed the first Cretaceous isopod (Crustacea, Arthropoda) attached to a fis...
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Animals may respond to ecological heterogeneity by genetic differentiation or phenotypic plasticity. Responses of organisms to their ecology can include adaptation at various levels of organization, including morphology, behaviour and social structure. Adaptations at one level might constrain or enhance adaptations on other levels, which highlights...
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Background Pelvic brooding is a form of uni-parental care, and likely evolved in parallel in two lineages of Sulawesi ricefishes. Contrary to all other ricefishes, females of pelvic brooding species do not deposit eggs at a substrate (transfer brooding), but carry them until the fry hatches. We assume that modifications reducing the costs of egg ca...
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Although aquatic macroinvertebrates and freshwater fishes are important indicators for freshwater quality assessments, the morphological identification to species-level is often impossible and thus especially in many invertebrate taxa not mandatory during Water Framework Directive monitoring, a pragmatism that potentially leads to information loss....
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Within the subfamily Danioninae, rasborine cyprinids are known as a ‘catch-all’ group, diagnosed by only a few characteristics. Most species closely resemble each other in morphology. Species identification is therefore often challenging. In this study, we attempted to determine the number of rasborine species occurring in samples from the Mesangat...
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In this study, we provide a first estimation of the molecular diversity of the freshwater fishes of Georgia. In addition to field collections, we integrated DNA barcode data obtained from recent works and public databases (BOLD and NCBI GenBank). Currently, the DNA barcode reference library for freshwater fishes of Georgia comprises 352 DNA barcode...
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We investigated the impact of the third dimension in geometric morphometrics (GM) using sailfin silversides (Telmatherinidae) from the Malili Lakes of Sulawesi (Indonesia). The three morphospecies of the monophyletic “roundfin” radiation are laterally compressed and vary in shape traits. We compared and quantified the results of 2D and 3D GM in ord...
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Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Santonian) platy limestone deposits in northeastern Mexico contain diverse assemblages of fossil fishes including the pachyrhizodont Goulmimichthys roberti. A review of 177 individuals from new localities in the Múzquiz area of northern Coahuila and from Vallecillo (early-middle Turonian) of Nuevo León reveals an unimod...
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The platy limestone deposit of Vallecillo, located in north-eastern Mexico, offers a wide variety of invertebrate and vertebrate species dated to the latest Cenomanian-middle Turonian (Late Cretaceous). The deposit is known to contain well preserved fossils, e.g., fishes, in which the bones are recrystallized to calcite but soft tissue is also pres...
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In halfbeaks (Zenarchopteridae), viviparity is known in three of the five genera, including Nomorhamphus. During the extremely short copulation, the transfer of permatozeugmata from the male genital papilla to the female urogenital opening is apparently facilitated by the andropodium, an organ composed of the strongly modified male anterior anal-fi...
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Background: The ancient Malili Lakes (Sulawesi, Indonesia) harbour an exceptional diversity of freshwater animals, including several endemic species flocks. Lake Matano, the hydrological head of the lake system, has seen the successful invasion of a man-made hybrid fish, the flowerhorn cichlid. In less than one decade, flowerhorns colonized the ent...
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Today, one of the challenges facing modern biology is to develop an accurate, reliable and cost- efficient method for the rapid identification of organisms to species level. Here, we combine high resolution melting (HRM) analysis with DNA barcoding (Bar-HRM) and evaluated its efficiency to discriminate between 215 specimens of 22 common European cy...
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Modular evolution promotes evolutionary change, allowing independent variation across morphological units. Recent studies have shown that under contrasting ecological pressures, patterns of modularity could be related to divergent evolution. The main goal of the present study was to evaluate the presence of modular evolution in two sister lacustrin...
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List of individuals used in the morphometric for both datasets: whole body and skulls
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Schematic representation of the role of modular evolution under an adaptive divergence scenario Based on this diagram we suggested a reciprocal interaction among trophic, morphological, modular and genetic divergence, which could facilitate the adaptive divergence.
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The two ancient lake systems of Sulawesi, Lake Poso and the five lakes of the Malililake system, are a hotspot of aquatic endemism. Species flocks of invertebrates and fishes have arisen in situ in both systems, but the Malili lake system has been colonized twice by riverine ancestors in several groups. All well-studied taxa (gecarcinid crab, atyid...
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The complex climatic and geological history of Southeast Asia has shaped this region’s high biodiversity. In particular, sea level fluctuations associated with repeated glacial cycles during the Pleistocene both facilitated, and limited, connectivity between populations. In this study, we used data from two mitochondrial and three anonymous nuclear...
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Phylogeographic diffusion model. Map of SE Asia visualising dispersal timings of Aplocheilus panchax using molecular dating from the time calibrated mitochondrial tree (see Fig 2 in main text): a) 3.39Ma, b) 173,486ka, c) 114,987ka and d) 27,237ka. Black shaded areas indicate the confidence surrounding the ancestral locations, whilst blue shaded ar...
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Median-joining nuclear allele networks based on geographic distribution. Median-joining nuclear allele networks for Aplocheilus panchax for three anonymous nuclear markers: a) AP44, b) AP50, and c) AP70. Colours correspond to geographic location, node size is proportional to allele frequency and numbers indicate the number of mutations. (PDF)
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Sample information. Details of samples, sequences and corresponding GenBank Accession numbers for Aplocheilus panchax. Co-ords indicate whether sample locations were determined by GPS or GoogleEarth (GE). The exact locality of L6936 is unknown but originated in Kalkotta. (PDF)
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This integrative study examined the morphological and genetic affinities of three endemic barbel species from Italy (brook barbel Barbus caninus, Italian barbel Barbus plebejus and horse barbel Barbus tyberinus) and of putative hybrid specimens to their species of origin. Two of the species frequently occur together with the non-native barbel Barbu...
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Strong disruptive ecological selection can initiate speciation, even in the absence of physical isolation of diverging populations. Species evolving under disruptive ecological selection are expected to be ecologically distinct but, at least initially, genetically weakly differentiated. Strong selection and the associated fitness advantages of narr...
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With 1172 native species, the Indonesian ichthyofauna is among the world’s most speciose. Despite that the inventory of the Indonesian ichthyofauna started during the eighteen century, the numerous species descriptions during the last decades highlight that the taxonomic knowledge is still fragmentary. Meanwhile, the fast increase of anthropogenic...
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DNA barcoding is a fast and reliable tool for species identification, and has been successfully applied to a wide range of freshwater fishes. The limitations reported were mainly attributed to effects of geographic scale, taxon-sampling, incomplete lineage sorting, or mitochondrial introgression. However, the metrics for the success of assigning un...
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Sulawesi is the largest island of the Wallacea. Here, we present an annotated checklist of fish species recorded in Sulawesi's inland waters. We recognize a total of 226 species from 112 genera and 56 families. Gobiidae (41 species), Adrianichthyidae (20 species) and Telmatherinidae (19 species) are most species-rich, making up a total of 43% of th...
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GBOL (https://www.bolgermany.de/) is currently the largest barcoding campaign in Europe, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. GBOL has five regional and thematic nodes and is flanked by complementing projects (Barcoding Fauna Bavarica (BFB), FREDIE for European freshwater fishes and some invertebrate taxa, barcoding o...
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A new species of the gobiid fish genus Glossogobius is described from Lake Mahalona and compared with a similar species, Glossogobius flavipinnis known only from Lake Towuti, Sulawesi in Indonesia. The new species is a dwarf species, lacking all head pores, a rare condition in the genus. The two Malili Lakes species treated here are allopatric and...
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Understanding the distribution and origin of the Earth´s biodiversity is still a major task in evolutionary biological research. Ancient lakes are known for their outstanding endemic biodiversity, including some of the world’s most famous species flocks. Therefore, these lakes serve as prime models to study ecological adaptation and its genomic con...
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A new species of Mugilogobius is described from Lake Towuti, central Sulawesi, diagnosed by its possession of a distinct transverse sensory papilla pattern on the cheek, overall blackish colour on head, body and fins and relatively large adult size for the genus. Although it may superficially resemble the black goby Mugilogobius amadi from Lake Pos...
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Ancient lakes harbor some of the most formidable aquatic ecosystems on earth. Most of the long-term stable lakes are large and extraordinarily deep, and their biotas have evolved under more or less pronounced isolation. This isolation, and the often restricted number of lineages of organisms that successfully invaded their waters, have set the stag...
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Aphanius marassantensis, new species, is described from the Kızılırmak River drainage in northern Anatolia based on colouration, meristic and morphometric characters, and the mtDNA COI barcode region. It is distinguished from other Anatolian Aphanius by one or several of the following characters: a stout body shape (BD/SL 28.2–39.6%), complete scal...
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Artificially heated water bodies represent unusual habitats in temperate regions and form a refuge for exceptional fish communities. The Gillbach, a tributary of the river Erft in Germany, receives thermally polluted cooling water from a power plant. Here, we present data on the composition of the fish community in the Gillbach and found a high abu...
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Background The Malili Lakes system in central Sulawesi (Indonesia) is a hotspot of freshwater biodiversity in the Wallacea, characterized by endemic species flocks like the sailfin silversides (Teleostei: Atherinomorpha: Telmatherinidae) radiation. Phylogenetic reconstructions of these freshwater fishes have previously revealed two Lake Matano Telm...
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Two new viviparous species of the zenarchopterid genus Nomorhamphus are described from Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia. The two new species are allopatric, share the same anal-fi n morphology of adult males, but differ clearly in the length of the lower jaw and by features of fi n pigmentation. Nomorhamphus lanceolatus, new species, and N. sagittarius...
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Incomplete knowledge of biodiversity remains a stumbling block for conservation planning, and even occurs within globally important Biodiversity Hotspots. Although technical advances have boosted the power of molecular biodiversity assessments, the link between DNA sequences and species and the analytics to discriminate entities, remain crucial. He...