NANFA-- Pirate Perch article & videos

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:47:14 -0500

The newest issue of the journal Copeia has an article that would be of
interest to many readers of this list. A group of researchers from the
Savannah River Ecology Lab and the Univ. of Georgia videotaped pirate perch
breeding behavior in the wild and also examined the DNA of offspring and
adults to determine patterns of parentage. Videos in QuickTime format, and
color photographs, can be accessed at
The article is by Dean Fletcher, Eliizabeth Dakin, Brady Porter and John
Avise, entitled "Spawning Behavior and Genetic Parentage in the Pirate Perch
(Aphredoderus sayanus), a Fish With an Enigmatic Reproductive Morphology,"
pp. 1-10, 2004, of the journal Copeia.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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