Modular Diversification of the Locomotor System in Damselfishes (Pomacentridae)

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Aguilar-Medrano, Rosalia; Frederich, Bruno; Barber, Paul H.;
  • Subject: modularity | integration | locomotion | geometric morphometrics | reef fishes | ecomorphology | evolutionary morphology | macroevolution | : Zoology [Life sciences] | : Zoologie [Sciences du vivant]

As fish move and interact with their aquatic environment by swimming, small morphological variations of the locomotor system can have profound implications on fitness. Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) have inhabited coral reef ecosystems for more than 50 million years. As s... View more
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