Evolutionary Novelty versus Exaptation: Oral Kinematics in Feeding versus Climbing in the Waterfall-Climbing Hawaiian Goby Sicyopterus stimpsoni

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Cullen, Joshua A.; Maie, Takashi; Schoenfuss, Heiko L.; Blob, Richard W.;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 8,issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053274, pmc: PMC3537660
  • Subject: Comparative Anatomy | Research Article | Biology | Organismal Evolution | Animal Behavior | Musculoskeletal System | Adaptation | Medicine | Evolutionary Processes | Biomechanics | Anatomy and Physiology | Animal Evolution | Q | R | Evolutionary Biology | Science | Ichthyology | Animal Physiology | Zoology | Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Species exposed to extreme environments often exhibit distinctive traits that help meet the demands of such habitats. Such traits could evolve independently, but under intense selective pressures of extreme environments some existing structures or behaviors might be coo... View more