Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Dos Santos, E. V., Martinez, P. A., Souza, G., & Jacobina, U. P. (2021). Genome size drives ecological breadth in Pomacentridae reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 540, 151544. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2021.151544 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2021.151544

Genome size (GS) is known to vary widely among fishes. However, evolutionary drivers that shape this variation are largely unknown in Pomacentridae. GS information is available for several Pomacentridae species, which have adapted over evolutionary time mainly in reef environments. In the present st…

Sharifian, S., Kamrani, E., & Saeedi, H. (2020). Global biodiversity and biogeography of mangrove crabs: Temperature, the key driver of latitudinal gradients of species richness. Journal of Thermal Biology, 92, 102692. doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102692 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102692

Mangroves are ideal habitat for a variety of marine species especially brachyuran crabs as the dominant macrofauna. However, the global distribution, endemicity, and latitudinal gradients of species richness in mangrove crabs remains poorly understood. Here, we assessed whether species richness of m…