Sexual Dimorphism in the Labrid Fish Pseudolabrus celidotus (Bloch and Schneider) 1801

dc.contributor.author Choat, J.H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-19T22:04:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-19T22:04:11Z
dc.date.issued 1965-10 en_US
dc.description.abstract During a systematic study of New Zealand fishes belonging to the genus Pseudolabrus Bleeker 1861, it was observed that one of the commonest species, P. celidotus, occurred in two distinct colour phases. This was first noted by Richardson (1848) who described the two colour variants as separate species. The subsequent literature did not recognise these as species, but merely as varieties, although the true relationship was not clarified. A study of populations of this species, both in the field and in the laboratory, revealed that the colour differences were due to sexual rather than environmental or geographic factors, and represented a moderately developed degree of sexual dimorphism. An attempt has been made here to examine the relative proportions of each colour phase in selected populations, the sequence of transition from one colour phase to the other, and the sizes at which transition occurs. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Choat JH. 1965. Sexual dimorphism in the labrid fish Pseudolabrus celidotus (Bloch and Schneider) 1801. Pac Sci 19(4): 451-457. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7315
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title Sexual Dimorphism in the Labrid Fish Pseudolabrus celidotus (Bloch and Schneider) 1801 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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