1. bookVolume 30 (2022): Issue 3 (September 2022)
Journal Details
First Published
30 Dec 2008
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Open Access

Sexual dimorphism in structures, size and shape of the cyprinid Nilgiri melon barb, Haludaria fasciata

Published Online: 20 Oct 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 30 (2022) - Issue 3 (September 2022)
Page range: 138 - 148
Received: 16 Apr 2022
Accepted: 21 Aug 2022
Journal Details
First Published
30 Dec 2008
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Ahnelt, H., Keckeis, H. (1994). Breeding tubercles and spawning behaviour in Chondrostoma nasus (Teleostei: Cyprinidea): a correlation. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 5(4), 321–330. Search in Google Scholar

Amundsen, T., Forsgren, E. (2001). Male mate choice selects for female coloration in a fish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 98(23), 13155–13160.10.1073/pnas.211439298 Search in Google Scholar

Basolo, A. L. (1990). Female preference for male sword length in the green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri (Pisces: Poeciliidae). Animal Behaviour, 40(2), 332–338.10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80928-5 Search in Google Scholar

Baube, C. L. (1997). Manipulations of signalling environment affect male competitive success in three-spined sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour, 53(4), 819–833.10.1006/anbe.1996.0347 Search in Google Scholar

Beeching, S. C., Gross, S. H., Bretz, H. S., Hariatis, E. (1998). Sexual dichromatism in convict cichlids: The ethological significance of female ventral coloration. Animal Behaviour, 56(4), 1021–1026.10.1006/anbe.1998.08689790714 Search in Google Scholar

Belk, M. C., Bird, S., Oguz, M. C., Johnson, J. B. (2014). Differences in pelvic fin length represent sexual dimorphism in Utah Chub (Gila atraria). Open Fish Science Journal, 7, 42-45.10.2174/1874401X01407010042 Search in Google Scholar

Bischoff, R. J., Gould, J. L., Rubenstein, D. I. (1985). Tail size and female choice in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 17(3), 253–255.10.1007/BF00300143 Search in Google Scholar

Caves, E. M., Sutton, T. T., Johnsen, S. (2017). Visual acuity in ray-finned fishes correlates with eye size and habitat. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(9), 1586–1596.10.1242/jeb.15118328183870 Search in Google Scholar

Chakraborty, A., Shaw, R., Ghosh, K. (2017). An inventory of endemic fish species in India with notes on state-wise distribution and conservation measures. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 5(1), 253–264. Search in Google Scholar

Corral-López, A., Garate-Olaizola, M., Buechel, S. D., Kolm, N., Kotrschal, A. (2017). On the role of body size, brain size, and eye size in visual acuity. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71(12), 179.10.1007/s00265-017-2408-z570573529213179 Search in Google Scholar

Daniels, R. J. (2002). Freshwater fishes of peninsular India. Sangam Books Ltd. Search in Google Scholar

Darwin, C. (1981). The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. 1871. Princeton: Princeton UP.10.5962/bhl.title.70891 Search in Google Scholar

Dijkstra, P. D., Hekman, R., Schulz, R. W., Groothuis, T. G. G. (2007). Social stimulation, nuptial colouration, androgens and immunocompetence in a sexual dimorphic cichlid fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(4), 599–609.10.1007/s00265-006-0289-7 Search in Google Scholar

Dorado, E. L., Torres, M. A. J., Demayo, C. G. (2012). Sexual dimorphism in body shapes of the spotted barb fish, Puntius binotatus of Lake Buluan in Mindanao, Philippines. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation, 5(5), 321–329. Search in Google Scholar

Faiman, R., D, A., Babocsay, G., Razzetti, E., Seligmann, H., Werner, Y. (2018). A review of sexual dimorphism of eye size in Colubroidea snakes. Vertebrate Zoology, 68. Search in Google Scholar

Fernandes, C. C. (1998). Sex-related morphological variation in two species of apteronotid fishes (Gymnotiformes) from the Amazon River Basin. Copeia, 1998(3), 730–735.10.2307/1447805 Search in Google Scholar

Forsgren, E., Reynolds, J. D., Berglund, A. (2002). Behavioural ecology of reproduction in fishes. In: Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vol. II. (Eds) P. J. B. Hart, J. D. Reynolds, Blackwell, Oxford, UK: 225-247. Search in Google Scholar

Harikumar, S., Padmanabhan, K. G., John, P. A., Kortmulder, K. (1994). Dry-season spawning in a cyprinid fish of southern India. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 39(2), 129–136.10.1007/BF00004930 Search in Google Scholar

Hora, S. L., Misra, K. S. (1936). Sexual dimorphism in the carp Labeo dero (Ham.). Rec. Ind. Mus, 38, 341–342.10.26515/rzsi/v38/i3/1936/162325 Search in Google Scholar

Hussain, J. F., Bordoloi, S. (2016). Breeding Tubercles in Scales of Male Barilius bendelisis (Hamilton, 1807) Identified as Sexual Dimorphic Character. Current Science. Search in Google Scholar

Hutcheon, J. M., Kirsch, J. A. W., Garland T. Jr (2002). A Comparative Analysis of Brain Size in Relation to Foraging Ecology and Phylogeny in the Chiroptera. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 60(3), 165–180.10.1159/000065938 Search in Google Scholar

Jacob, A., Evanno, G., Renai, E., Sermier, R., Wedekind, C. (2009). Male body size and breeding tubercles are both linked to intrasexual dominance and reproductive success in the minnow. Animal Behaviour, 77(4), 823–829.10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.12.006 Search in Google Scholar

Jacob, E. (2013). Studies on the captive breeding and reproductive biology of two indigenous ornamental fishes of the Western Ghats.Ph.D. Thesis. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. 267p. Search in Google Scholar

Jayaram, K. C. (1981). Freshwater fishes of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka. Zoological Survey of India. 475 p. Search in Google Scholar

Jayaram, K. C. (1991). Revision of the Genus Puntius Hamilton from Indian Region:(Pisces: Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae, Cyprininae) (Vol. 135). Zoological Survey of India. 178 p. Search in Google Scholar

Kang, J., Nachtrab, G., Poss, K. D. (2013). Local Dkk1 Crosstalk from Breeding Ornaments Impedes Regeneration of Injured Male Zebrafish Fins. Developmental Cell, 27(1), 19–31.10.1016/j.devcel.2013.08.015 Search in Google Scholar

Karino, K., Ishiwatari, T., Kudo, H., Sato, A. (2011). Female mate preference for a costly ornament in male guppies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(6), 1305–1315.10.1007/s00265-011-1144-z Search in Google Scholar

Kitano, J., Mori, S., Peichel, C. L. (2007). Sexual Dimorphism in the External Morphology of the Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Copeia, 2007(2), 336–349.10.1643/0045-8511(2007)7[336:SDITEM]2.0.CO;2 Search in Google Scholar

Kortet, R., Taskinen, J., Vainikka, A., Ylönen, H. (2004). Breeding Tubercles, Papillomatosis and Dominance Behaviour of Male Roach (Rutilus rutilus) During the Spawning Period. Ethology, 110(8), 591–601.10.1111/j.1439-0310.2004.01002.x Search in Google Scholar

Kortet, R., Vainikka, A., Rantala, M. J., Jokinen, I., Taskinen, J. (2003). Sexual ornamentation, androgens and papillomatosis in male roach (Rutilus rutilus). Evolutionary Ecology Research, 5(3), 411–419. Search in Google Scholar

Kortmulder, K. (1982). Etho-ecology of seventeen Barbus species (Pisces, Cyprinidae). Netherlands Journal of Zoology, 32(2), 144–168.10.1163/002829682X00111 Search in Google Scholar

Kottelat, M., Britz, R., Hui, T. H., Witte, K.-E. (2006). Paedocypris, a new genus of Southeast Asian cyprinid fish with a remarkable sexual dimorphism, comprises the world’s smallest vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1589), 895–899. Search in Google Scholar

Land, M. F. (1989). Variations in the Structure and Design of Compound Eyes. In Facets of Vision (Eds) D. G. Stavenga R. C. Hardie, Berlin, Heidelberg. 90–111.10.1007/978-3-642-74082-4_5 Search in Google Scholar

Laporte, M., Berrebi, P., Claude, J., Vinyoles, D., Pou-Rovira, Q., Raymond, J.-C., Magnan, P. (2018). The ecology of sexual dimorphism in size and shape of the freshwater blenny Salaria fluviatilis. Current Zoology, 64(2), 183–191. Search in Google Scholar

Longoni, S.L., Giora, J., Bernhardt Fialho, C. (2018). Development of secondary sexual characters and their relationship to ontogeny and seasonal reproductive period in Hyphessobrycon igneus (Ostariophysi: Characiformes). Journal of Fish Biology, 92(1), 131–149.10.1111/jfb.13499 Search in Google Scholar

Marconato, A., Shapiro, D. Y. (1996). Sperm allocation, sperm production and fertilisation rates in the bucktooth parrotfish. Animal Behaviour, 52(5), 971–980.10.1006/anbe.1996.0245 Search in Google Scholar

Mayden, R. L. (1992). Review of A Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America North of Mexico by L. M. Page & B. M. Burr. Copeia, 1992(3), 920–925. Search in Google Scholar

McConnell, R., Lowe-McConnell, R. H. (1987). Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities. Cambridge University Press. 404p. Search in Google Scholar

McMillan, S. C., Xu, Z. T., Zhang, J., Teh, C., Korzh, V., Trudeau, V. L., Akimenko, M.-A. (2013). Regeneration of breeding tubercles on zebrafish pectoral fins requires androgens and two waves of revascularisation. Development, 140(21), 4323–4334.10.1242/dev.095992 Search in Google Scholar

McMillan, Stephanie. C., Géraudie, J., Akimenko, M.-A. (2014). Pectoral Fin Breeding Tubercle Clusters: A Method to Determine Zebrafish Sex. Zebrafish, 12(1), 121–123.10.1089/zeb.2014.1060 Search in Google Scholar

Menezes, N. A., Marinho, M. M. F. (2019). A new species of Knodus Eigenmann (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae) with comments on nuptial tubercles and gill gland in characiform fishes. PLoS ONE, 14(7).10.1371/journal.pone.0217915 Search in Google Scholar

Mercy, T. V., Gopalakrishnan, A., Kapoor, D., Lakra, W. S. (2007). Ornamental Fishes of the Western Ghats of India. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources. 256 p. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/11778/ Search in Google Scholar

Mieno, A., Karino, K. (2017). Sexual dimorphism and dichromatism in the cyprinid fish Puntius titteya. Ichthyological Research, 64(2), 250–255.10.1007/s10228-016-0559-y Search in Google Scholar

Miller, R. J. (1964). Behavior and ecology of some North American cyprinid fishes. American Midland Naturalist, 313–357.10.2307/2423507 Search in Google Scholar

Morris, M. A., Burr, B. M. (1982). Breeding Tubercles in Ictiobus cyprinellus (Pisces: Catostomidae). The American Midland Naturalist, 107(1), 199–201. JSTOR.10.2307/2425203 Search in Google Scholar

Nikolsky, G. V. (1978). The Ecology of Fishes (L. Birkett, Trans.; 2nd Revised edition). TFH Publications. 352p. Search in Google Scholar

Ostrand, K., Wilde, G., Strauss, R., Young, R., McEachran, J. (2001). Sexual Dimorphism in Plains Minnow, Hybognathus placitus. Copeia., 2001(563–565), 45–8511.10.1643/0045-8511(2001)001[0563:SDIPMH]2.0.CO;2 Search in Google Scholar

Pethiyagoda, R. (2013). Haludaria, a replacement generic name for Dravidia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 3646(2), 199–199.10.11646/zootaxa.3646.2.9 Search in Google Scholar

Poncin, P., Matondo, B. N., Termol, C., Kestemont, P., Philippart, J. C. (2011). Relationships between circulating androgens, aggressive behaviour and breeding tubercles in males of the common bream Abramis brama L.in an aquarium environment. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 37(3), 533–542.10.1007/s10695-010-9455-y Search in Google Scholar

Py-Daniel, L. H. R., Fernandes, C. C. (2005). Sexual dimorfism in Amazonian Siluriformes and Gymnotiformes (Ostariophysi). Acta Amazonica, 35(1), 97–110.10.1590/S0044-59672005000100015 Search in Google Scholar

Pyron, M., Fincel, M., Dang, M. (2007). Sexual Size Dimorphism and Ecomorphology of Spotfin Shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera ) from the Wabash River Watershed. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 22(4), 687–696.10.1080/02705060.2007.9664829 Search in Google Scholar

Pyron, M., Pitcher, T. E., Jacquemin, S. J. (2013). Evolution of mating systems and sexual size dimorphism in North American cyprinids. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(5), 747–756.10.1007/s00265-013-1498-5 Search in Google Scholar

Radojković, N., Marinović, Z., Milošković, A., Radenković, M., Ðuretanović, S., Lujić, J., Simić, V. (2018). Effects of stream damming on morphological variability of fish: Case study on large spot barbell Barbus balcanicus. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 19(3), 231–239. Search in Google Scholar

Satyani, D., Subamia, W. (2009). Ikan hias air tawar ekspor Indonesia. Media Akuakultur, 4(1), 1–17.10.15578/ma.4.1.2009.1-17 Search in Google Scholar

Sekharan, M. (2006). Prospects of marketing the indigenous ornamental fishes of Kerala Cochin University of Science and Technology. 230 p. Search in Google Scholar

Sekharan, M., Ramachandran, A. (2006). Market preferred indigenous ornamental fishes of Kerala. Ornamental Fish International Journal, 52, 20–21. Search in Google Scholar

Selander, R. K. (1965). On mating systems and sexual selection. The American Naturalist, 99(906), 129–141.10.1086/282360 Search in Google Scholar

Shine, R. (1989). Ecological causes for the evolution of sexual dimorphism: A review of the evidence. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 64(4), 419–461.10.1086/416458 Search in Google Scholar

Swee, U. B., McCrimmon, H. R. (1966). Reproductive Biology of the Carp, Cyprinus carpio L., in Lake St. Lawrence, Ontario. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 95(4), 372–380.10.1577/1548-8659(1966)95[372:RBOTCC]2.0.CO;2 Search in Google Scholar

Terashima, A. (1984). Three new species of the cyprinid genus Schizothorax from Lake Rara, northwestern Nepal. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 31(2), 122–135. Search in Google Scholar

Thompson, R. R., George, K., Dempsey, J., Walton, J. C. (2004). Visual sex discrimination in goldfish: Seasonal, sexual, and androgenic influences. Hormones and Behavior, 46(5), 646–654.10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.06.008 Search in Google Scholar

Walker, S. P. W., McCormick, M. I. (2009). Sexual selection explains sex-specific growth plasticity and positive allometry for sexual size dimorphism in a reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1671), 3335–3343. Search in Google Scholar

Wiley, M. L., Collette, B. B. (1970). Breeding tubercles and contact organs in fishes: Their occurrence, structure and significance. The Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 143(3), 143–216. Search in Google Scholar

Wootton, R. J. (1984). A Functional Biology of Sticklebacks (1st ed.). University of California Press. 266 p. Search in Google Scholar

Ziemba, K. S., Rutowski, R. L. (2000). Sexual Dimorphism in Eye Morphology in a Butterfly (Asterocampa leilia; Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Psyche: A Journal of Entomology, 103(1–2), 25–36.10.1155/2000/54503 Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo