Conference Paper

Cavefishes as models for sensory adaptation

Soares, D.

Record Number:
4741
Year:
2010
Abstract:
Adaptation is the context in which behaviors and underlying nervous systems evolve. A quick change of environments poses a challenge for adaptation and extreme environments pose harsh. Therefore such environment provides valuable insights in to the evolutionary malleability of nervous systems. The permanent darkness present in caves imposes harsh sensory constraints that offer a distinct opportunity to examine how sensory modules not only become transformed, but also how they influence each other's changes. Troglodytic animals are known to have specialized sensory systems as outcomes of both constructive and regressive traits. Of all cave dwelling vertebrates, cavefishes are an especially suitable animal model for comparative studies because of their diverse phylogeny and world distribution. Moreover, once fish have colonized a cave they rarely reenter or leave the cave so the duration of adaptation can be more easily determined and less complicated to describe. Species of cavefishes have independently colonized caves all over the world. At a first glance all have lost eyesight but it is unclear what modalities if any have become hypertrophied as a response and rules are yet to be established. Here we examined two cavefishes Ogilbia pearsei (Yucatan, Mexico) and Astroblepus pholeter (Napo, Ecuador).
Times Cited:
2
Conference Name:
9th International Congress of Neuroethology
Conference Year:
2010
Conference Location:
2010
Conference Location:
2010
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Espinasa, L., Chávez Solís, E.M., Mascaró, M., Rosas, D., Simoes, N. and Violette, G. (2019)
A new locality and phylogeny of the stygobitic Typhlatya shrimps for the Yucatan Peninsula
Fragoso-Servón, P., Pereira-Corona, A. and Bautista, F. (2019)
The karst and its neighbors: Digital map of geomorphic environments in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Benítez, S., Iliffe, T.M., Quiroz-Martínez, B. and Alvarez, F. (2019)
How is the anchialine fauna distributed within a cave? A study of the Ox Bel Ha System, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Hendus, B., Medina-González, R., Sélem-Salas, C. and Vanschoenwinkel, B. (2019)
Explaining diversity patterns in dark waters – a study of aquatic caves in Yucatán, Mexico
Martínez-Salvador, C., Moreno-Gómez, M. and Liedl, R. (2019)
Estimating pollutant residence time and NO3 concentrations in the Yucatan karst aquifer; Considerations for an integrated karst aquifer vulnerability methodology
McNeill-Jewer, C.A., Reinhardt, E.G., Collins, S., Kovacs, S., Chan, W.M., Devos and LeMaillot, F.C. (2019)
The effect of seasonal rainfall on nutrient input and biological productivity in the Yax Chen cave system (Ox Bel Ha), Mexico, and implications for μXRF core studies of paleohydrology
Conde-Saldan, C.C., Souza Cunha, M., Albornoz-Garzo, J.G., Valiati Barreto, C.A., Ibagon, N., Villa-Navarro, F.A. and Abdala Dergam, J. (2019)
Karyotypic divergence of two co-occurring species of Andean climbing catfishes (Siluriformes: Loricarioidei: Astroblepidae)
Adams, R.E., Iliffe. T.M. and West, J.B. (2019)
Identifying tree roots in the caves of Quintana Roo, Mexico as a step toward ecological insights and improved conservation
Ditter, R.E., Erdman, R.B., Goebel, A.M. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2019)
Widespread phenotypic hypervariation in the enigmatic anchialine shrimp Barbouria cubensis (Decapoda: Barbouriidae)
Arroyave, J. (2019)
Rhamdia guatemalensis
Ditter, R.E., Snyder, A.P., Schulman, S.E. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2019)
Notes on the behavior and first records of three enigmatic anchialine shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea: Barbouriidae, Palaemonidae) in the Bahamas
van Hengstum, P.J., Cresswell, J.N., Milne, G.A. and Iliffe, T.M. (2019)
Development of anchialine cave habitats and karst subterranean estuaries since the last ice age
Coke, J.G. (2019)
Underwater caves of the Yucatan Peninsula
Angyal, D., Simões, N. and Mascaró, M. (2020)
Uptaded checklist, historical overview and illustrated guide to the stygobiont Malacostraca (Arthropoda: Crustacea) species of Yucatan (Mexico)
Angyal, D., Chávez-Solís, E.M., Liévano-Beltrán, L.A., Magaña, B., Simoes, N. and Mascaró, M. (2020)
New distribution records of subterranean crustaceans from cenotes in Yucatan (Mexico)
Crawford, C.H., Randall, Z.S., Hart, P.B., Page, L.M., Chakrabarty, P., Suvarnaraksha, A. and Flammang, B.E. (2020)
Skeletal and muscular pelvic morphology of hillstream loaches (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae)
Quintana Roo Speleological Survey (2020)
Quintana Roo Speleological Survey
Coutino, A., Stastna, M., and Reinhardt, E.G. (2020)
Interaction of mangrove surface coverage and groundwater inputs on the temperature and water level near Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico: Observations and modelling
McNeill-Jewer, C.A. (2020)
Development and application of µXRF-CS Cl as a proxy for Holocene drought and hurricane conditions in the Yucatan Aquifer, Mexico
Arroyave, J. (2020)
The subterranean fishes of the Yucatan Peninsula
Ditter, R.E., Mejía-Ortíz, L.M. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2020)
Anchialine adjustments: an updated phylogeny and classification for the family Barbouriidae Christoffersen 1987 (Decapoda: Caridea)
Arroyave, J., Martinez, C.M., Martínez-Oriol, F.H., Sosa, E. and Alter, S.E. (2020)
Regional-scale aquifer hydrogeology as a driver of phylogeographic structure in the Neotropical catfish Rhamdia guatemalensis (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from cenotes of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
Chávez‑Solís, E.M., Solís, C., Simões, N., and Mascaró, M. (2020)
Distribution patterns, carbon sources and niche partitioning in cave shrimps (Atyidae: Typhlatya)
Ochoa, L.E., Melo, B.F., García-Melo, J.E., Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A., Souza, C.S., Albornoz-Garzón, J.G., Conde-Saldaña, C.C., Villa-Navarro, F., Ortega-Lara, A. and Oliveira, C. (2020)
Species delimitation reveals an underestimated diversity of Andean catfishes of the family Astroblepidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes)
Macario-González, L., Cohuo, S., Angyal, D., Pérez, L. and Mascaró, M. (2021)
Subterranean waters of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico reveal epigean species dominance and intraspecific variability in freshwater Ostracodes (Crustacea: Ostracoda)
Liévano-Beltrán, L.A. and Simões, N. (2021)
Updated distribution of the mysid Antromysis cenotensis (Crustacea: Peracarida), a protected key species in Yucatan Peninsula cenotes
Coutino, A. (2021)
Hydrodynamics of the Yucatan peninsula carbonate aquifer: surface flow, inland propagation and mixing
Coutino, A., Stastna, M., McNeill-Jewer, C.A., and Reinhardt, E.G. (2021)
Inland tidal oscillations within the Yucatan Peninsula
Valdez-Moreno, M., Mendoza-Carranza, M., Rendón-Hernández, E., Alarcón-Chavira, E. and Elías-Gutiérrez, M. (2021)
DNA barcodes applied to a rapid baseline construction in biodiversity monitoring for the conservation of aquatic ecosystems in the Sian Ka’an Reserve (Mexico) and adjacent areas
Suárez‑Moo, P., Remes‑Rodríguez, C.A., Márquez‑Velázquez, N.A., Falcón, L.I., García‑Maldonado, J.Q. and Prieto‑Davó, A. (2022)
Changes in the sediment microbial community structure of coastal and inland sinkholes of a karst ecosystem from the Yucatan peninsula
Mar‐Silva, A.F., Arroyave, J. and Díaz-Jaimes, P. (2022)
The complete mitochondrial genome of the Mexican-endemic cavefish Ophisternon infernale (Synbranchiformes, Synbranchidae): insights on patterns of selection and implications for synbranchiform phylogenetics
Montes-Ortiz, L., Elías-Gutiérrez, M. and Ramírez-Sánchez, M.M. (2022)
Checklist of Arrenurids (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae) of Mexico, with new records from the Yucatan Peninsula, and the description of five new dpecies of the subgenera Megaluracarus and Dadayella
Jiménez, A., Ampuero, A., Valencia, B.G., Mayta, V.C., Cruz, F.W., Vuille, M., Novello, V.F., Misailidis Stríkis, N., Aranda, N., Conicelli, B., (2022)
Stable isotope variability of precipitation and cave drip-water at Jumandy cave, western Amazon River basin (Ecuador)