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Bipartite life cycle of coral reef fishes promotes increasing shape disparity of the head skeleton during ontogeny: an example from damselfishes (Pomacentridae)

Bruno Frédérich* and Pierre Vandewalle

Author Affiliations

Laboratoire de Morphologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Institut de Chimie (B6c), Université de Liège, B-4000 Liège, Belgium

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:82  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-82

Published: 30 March 2011

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Additional File 1:

Fit of regressions of shape versus log-values of centroid size (CS) for each skeletal unit. Tabular data (.xls). Results of regression analyses using TPSRegr (Version 1.34).

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Plots of Procrustes Distance (PD) between each specimen and the average shape of larvae on log-transformed centroid size (ln-CS). Example of Abudefduf sexfasciatus, Dascyllus aruanus and Pomacentrus pavo for each studied skeletal unit: the neurocranium, the unit «suspensorium and opercle», the mandible and the premaxilla.

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Illustrations of ontogenetic shape changes. TPS deformation grids illustrating the ontogenetic shape changes for each skeletal unit in every studied species

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