Speciation in Freshwater Fishes

Seehausen, Ole; Wagner, Catherine (2014). Speciation in Freshwater Fishes. Annual review of ecology, evolution, and systematics, 45(1), pp. 621-651. Annual Reviews Inc. 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-120213-091818

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The extraordinary species richness of freshwater fishes has attracted much research on mechanisms and modes of speciation. We here review research on speciation in freshwater fishes in light of speciation theory, and place this in a context of broad-scale diversity patterns in freshwater fishes. We discuss several major repeated themes in freshwater fish speciation and the speciation mechanisms they are frequently associated with. These include transitions between marine and freshwater habitats, transitions between discrete freshwater habitats, and ecological transitions within habitats, as well as speciation without distinct niche shifts. Major research directions in the years to come include understanding the transition from extrinsic environment-dependent to intrinsic reproductive isolation and its influences on species persistence and understanding the extrinsic and intrinsic constraints to speciation and how these relate to broad-scale diversification patterns through time.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Aquatic Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Seehausen, Ole and Wagner, Catherine

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1543-592X

Publisher:

Annual Reviews Inc.

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcel Häsler

Date Deposited:

21 Jul 2015 08:08

Last Modified:

26 Jul 2015 16:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-120213-091818

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70370

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70370

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