Publications in press


Arrigoni, R; Vacherie, B; Benzoni, F; Stefani, F; Karsenti, E; Jaillon, O; Not, F; Nunes, F; Payri, C; Wincker, P; Barbe, V. (2017) A new sequence dataset of SSU rRNA gene for Scleractinia and its phylogenetic and ecological applications. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12640

Maggioni, D; Montano, S; Arrigoni, R; Galli, P; Puce, S; Pica, D; Berumen, ML. (2017) Genetic diversity of the Acropora-associated hydrozoans: new insight from the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity. doi: 10.1007/s12526-017-0632-4


Ahti, P; Colemen, R; DiBattista, J; Berumen, M; Rocha, L; Bowen, B. (2016) Phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific reef fishes: Sister wrasses Coris gaimard and C. ouvieri in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. Journal of Biogeography doi:10.1111/jbi.12712

Arrigoni, R; Benzoni, F; Huang, D; Fukami, H; Chen, CA; Berumen, ML; Hoogenboom, M; Thomson, DP; Hoeksema, BW; Budd, AF; Zayasu, Y;Terraneo, TI; Kitano, YF; Baird, AH (2016) When forms meet genes: revision of the scleractinian genera Micromussa and Homophyllia (Lobophylliidae) with a description of two new species and one new genus. Contributions to Zoology 85: 387-422.


Arrigoni, R; Benzoni, F; Terraneo, TI; Caragnano, A; Berumen, ML (2016) Recent origin and semi-permeable species boundaries in the scleractinian coral genus Stylophora from the Red Sea. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep34612

Arrigoni, R; Berumen, ML; Chen, CA; Terraneo, TI; Bair, AH; Payri, C; Benzoni, F (2016) Species delimitation in the reef coral genera Echinophyllia and Oxypora (Scleractinia, Lobophylliidae) with a description of two new species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 105, 146-159. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.08.023

Arrigoni, R; Berumen, ML; Huang, D; Terraneo, TI; Benzoni, F (2016) Cyphastrea (Cnidaria : Scleractinia : Merulinidae) in the Red Sea: phylogeny and a new reef coral species. Invertebrate Systematics.

Cochran, JEM; Hardenstine, RS; Braun, CD; Skomal, GB; Thorrold, SR; Berumen, ML. (2016) Population structure of a whale shark Rhincodon typus aggregation in the Red Sea. J. Fish Biol. doi:10.1111/jfb.13054

Coker DJ; Braun CD; Cavin J; Payet SBerumen ML (2016) Remote marine protected area reveals unusual social behaviour in Chaetodon trifascialis. Marine Biodiversity doi: 10.1007/s12526-016-0531-0

Eppendirk, D; Voigt, O; Aidaroos, A; Buttner, G; Berumen, M; Catania, D;  Guirguis, A; Paulay, G; Schatzle, S; Worheide, G. (2016) Molecular biodiversity of Red Sea demosponges. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.004

Gatins, R; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Scott, A; Berumen, ML (2016) Development and characterization of new polymorphic microsatellite markers in four sea anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla gigantean, and Stichodactyla mertensii. Marine Biodiversity doi:10.1007/s12526-016-0576-0

Huang, D; Arrigoni, R; Benzoni, F; Fukami, H; Knowlton, N; Smith, ND; Stolarski, J; Chou, LM; Budd, AF (2016) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Lobophylliidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 178: 436-481.  doi: 10.1111/zoj.12391

Pinsky, ML; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Salles, OC; Almany, GR; Bode, M; Berumen, ML; Andrefouet, S; Thorrold, SR; Jone, GP; Planes, S. (2016) Marine dispersal scales are congruent over evolutionary and ecological time. Current Biology 27(1): 149-154.

Prudkovsky, A; Ivanenko, V; Nikitin, M; Belousova, A; Lukyanov, K; Reimer, J; Berumen, M. (2016) Green fluorescence of Cytaeis hydroids living in association with Nassarius gastropods in the Red Sea. PLoS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146861

Ryu, T; Loqmane, S; Moitinho-Silva, L; Oates, M; Liew, Y.J.; Mavromatis, C; Wang, X; Haywood, A; Lafi, F; Kupersanin, M; Sougrat, R; Alzahrani, M; Giles, E; Ghosheh, Y; Schunter, C; Baumgarten, S; Berumen, M; Goa, X; Aranda, M; Foret, S; Gough, J; Voolstra, C; Hentschel, U; Ravasi, T. (2016) Hologenome analysis of two marine sponges with different microbiomes. BMC Genomics 17:158.

Steinberg, R; van der Meer, M; Walker, E; Berumen, M; Hobbs, J-P; van Herwereden, L. (2016) Genetic connectivity and self-replenishment of inshore and offshore populations of the endemic anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus. Coral Reefs 35:959

Terraneo, TI; Benzoni, F; Arrigoni, R; Berumen, ML (2016) Species delimitation in the coral genus Goniopora (Scleractinia, Poritidae) from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102, 278-294. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.06.003.

Waldie, P; Almany, G; Sinclair-Taylor, T; Hamilton, R; Potuku, T; Priest, M; Rhodes, K; Robinson, J; Cinner, J; Berumen, M. (2016) Restricted grouper reproductive migrations support community-based management.  R. Soc. open sci. 3:150694

Waldrup,E; Hobbs, J-P; Randall, J; DiBattista, J; Rocha, L; Kosaki, R; Berumen, M; Bowen, B. (2016) Phylogeography population structure and evolution of coral-eating butterfylfishes (Family Chaetodontidae, genus Chaetodon, subgenus, Corallochaetodon). Journal of Biogeography doi:10.1111/jbi.12680​


Arrigoni, R; Berumen, M; Terraneo, T; Caragnano, A; Bouwmeester, J;Benzoni, F (2015) Forgotten in the taxonomic literature: resurrection of the scleractinian coral genus Sclerophyllia (Scleractinia, Lobophylliidae) from the Arabian Peninsula and its phylogenetic relationships. Systematics and Biodiversity 13: 140-163

Bonin, M; Harrison, H; Williamson, D; Frisch, A; Saenz- AgudeloP; Berumen, M; Jones, G. (2015) The role of marine reserves in the replenishment of a locally-impacted population of anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.13484

Bonin, MC; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Harrison, HB; Nanninga, GB; van der Meer, MH;  Mansour, H; Perumal, S; Jones, GP; and Berumen, ML (2015). Characterization and cross-amplification of microsatellite markers in four species of anemonefish (Pomacentridae, Amphiprion spp.). Marine Biodiversity. DOI: 10.1007/s12526-015-0336-6

Bouwmeester, J; Benzoni, F; Baird, A; Berumen, M (2015) Cyphastrea kausti sp. n. (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia), a new species of reef coral from the Red Sea. Zookeys 496: 1-13


ouwmeester, J; Berumen, M (2015) High reproductive synchrony of Acropora (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. F1000Research, 4:2 doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6004.1

Braun, CD; Skomal, GB; Thorrold, SR; Berumen, ML (2015) Movements of the reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) in the Red Sea using satellite and acoustic telemetry. Marine Biology 162(12): 2351-2362.

Cagua, E; Cochran, J; C Rohner, C Prebble, Sinclair-Taylor, T; Pierce, S; Berumen, M (2015) Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks. Biology Letters 11: 20150092

Coker, DJ; Hoey, AS; Wilson, SK; Depczynski, M; Graham, NAJ; Hobbs, J-P; Holmes, TH; Pratchett, MS. (2015) Habitat selectivity and reliance on life corals for Indo-Pacific hawkfishes (Family: Cirrhitidae). PLoS ONE 10(11): e0138136. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138136.

Coker, DJ; Nowicki, JP; Pratchett, MS (2015) Body condition of the coral-dwelling fish Dascyllus aruanus following host colony bleaching. Environmental Biology of Fish 98: 691-695

DiBattista, JD; Choat, J; Gaither, MR; Hobbs, J-P A; Lozano-Cortés, D F; Myers, RF; Paulay, G; Rocha, LA; Toonen, RJ; Westneat, MW and Berumen, ML (2015), On the origin of endemic species in the Red Sea. Journal of Biogeography 43:423-439

DiBattista, J; Rocha, L; Hobbs, J-P; He, S; Priest, M; Sinclair-Taylor, T; Bowen, B; Berumen, M (2015) When biogeographical provinces collide: Hybridization of reef fishes at the crossroads of three marine biogeographical provinces in the Arabian Sea. Journal of Biogeography, 42: 1601-1614.

DiBattista, JD; Roberts, MB; Bouwmeester, J; Bowen, BW; Coker, DJ; LozanoCortés, DF; Choat, J; Gaither, MR; Hobbs, J-P A; Khalil, MT; Kochzuis, M; Myers, RF; Paulay, G; Robitzch, VSN; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Salas, E; Sinclair-Taylor, TH; Toonen, RJ; Westneat, MW; Williams, ST; & Berumen, ML (2015). A review of contemporary patterns of endemism for shallow water reef fauna in the Red Sea. Journal of Biogeography.  doi: 10.1111/jbi.126


DiBattista, J; Waldrop, E; Rocha, L; Craig, M; Berumen, M; Bowen, B (2015) Blinded by the bright: A lack of congruence between colour morphs, phylogeography, and taxonomy for a cosmopolitan Indo-Pacific butterflyfish, Chaetodon auriga. Journal of Biogeography 42(10): 1919-



andez-Silva, I; Randall, J.E.; Coleman, R.R.; DiBattista, J.D.; Rocha, L.A.; Reimer, J.D.; Meyer, C.G.; Bowwn , B.W. (2015) Yellow tails in the Red Sea: phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific goatfish Mulloidichthys flavolineatus reveals isolation in peripheral provinces and cryptic evolutionary lineages. Journal of Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12598

Giles E. C.; Saenz-Agudelo,P; Hussey, N.E.; Ravasi, T;  Berumen, M.L. Exploring seascape genetics and kinship in the reef sponge Stylissacarteri in the Red Sea, Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1511

Harrison, H; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Al-Salamah, M; Messmer, V; Pratchett, M;Berumen, M (2015) Microsatellite multiplex assay for the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster cf. planci. Conservation Genetic Resources doi: 10.1007/s12686-015-0462-2

Herrera, M.; Saenz-Agudelo, P.; Nanninga, G. B.; and Berumen, M. L. (2015), Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci for conservation genetic studies of the coral reef fish Centropyge bicolor. Journal of Fish Biology, 87: 748–753.

Hobbs J-PA, Coker D J, et al. (2015) An annotated bibliography of the research on marine organisms and environments at Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (IP 0


Hoeksema, B; ten Hove,H; Berumen, M (2015) Christmas tree worms evade smothering by a coral-killing sponge in the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity doi: 10.1007/s12526-015-0339-3

Hoey, A; Burt, J; Feary, D; Vaughan, G; Pratchett, M;  Berumen, M (2015) Regional variation in the structure and function of parrotfishes on Arabian reefs. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.035

Jabado, R., W., Al Ghais, S.M., Hamza, W., Henderson, A.C., Spaet, J.L.Y., Shivji, M.S. & Hanner, R.H. (2015) The trade in sharks and their products in the United Arab Emirates. Biological Conservation, 181:190-198. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.10.032

Johansen JL; Pratchett MS; Messmer V; Coker DJ; Tobin A; Hoey AS (2015) Increased energetic demands in a warming ocean will disrupt marine food webs, possibly leading to fisheries collapse. Science Reports

Lozano-Cortés, D; Berumen, M (2015) Differences in juvenile pocilloporid colony size structures reflect potential stressors along an environmental gradient in the Red Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.10.051

Malvezzi, A; Murray, C; Feldheim, K; DiBattista, J; Garant, D; et al. (2015) A quantitative genetic approach to assess the evolutionary potential of a coastal marine fish to ocean acidification. Evolutionary Applications doi: 10.1111/eva.12248

McMahon, KW; Thorrold, SR; Houghton, LA; Berumen, ML. (2015) Tracing carbon flow through coral reef food webs using a compound-specific stable isotope approach. Oecologia doi:10.​1007/​s00442-015-3475-3

Montano, S; Maggioni, D; Arrigoni, R; Seveso, D; Puce, S; Galli, P (2015) The hidden diversity of Zanclea associated with scleractinians revealed by molecular data. PlosOne 10

(7): e013308


Nanninga, G; Berumen, M(2015)The role of individual variation in marine larval dispersal. Frontiers in Marine Science 1: 71  doi: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00071

Nanninga GB, Saenz-Agudelo P, Zhan P, Hoteit I, Berumen ML (2015) Not finding Nemo: limited reef-scale retention in a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs:1-10

Priest, M; Almany, G; Braun, C; Hamilton, R; Lozano-Cortés, D; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Berumen, M (2015) Isolation and characterization of 29 microsatellite markers for the bumphead parrotfish, Bolbometopon muricatum, and cross amplification in 11 congeneric species. Marine Biodiversity doi: 10.1007/s12526-014-0278-4

Priest, M; DiBattista, J; Mollwain, J; Taylor, B; Hussey, N; Berumen, M (2015) A bridge too far: dispersal barriers and cryptic speciation in an Arabian Peninsula grouper (Cephalopholis hemistiktos). Journal of Biogeography doi:10.1111/jbi


Racault, M-F; Raitsos, D; Berumen, M; Brewin, R; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S; Hoteit, I (2015) Phytoplankton phenology indices in coral reef ecosystems: application to ocean-colour observations in the Red Sea. Remote Sensing of Environment 160: 222-234  

Reimer, J; Kawamura, I; Berumen, M (2015) First record of Nanozoanthidae from the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records 8,e19.

Roberts, M; Jones, G; McCormick, M; Munday, P; Neale, S; Thorrold, S, Robitzch, V; Berumen,M. (2015) Homogeneity of coral reef communities across 8 degrees of latitude in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.024

Robitzch V, Banguera-Hinestroza E, Sawall Y, Al-Sofyani A, Voolstra CR (2015) Absence of genetic differentiation in the coral Pocillopora verrucosa along environmental gradients of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science 2, 1–10. doi:10.3389/fmars.2015.00005

Robitzch V, Lozano-Cortés D, Kandler NM, Salas E, Berumen ML (2015) Productivity and sea surface temperature are correlated with the pelagic larval duration of damselfishes in the Red Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.045

Rohner, C; Armstrong, A; Pierce, S; Prebble, C; Cagua, E; Cochran, J; Berumen, M; Richardson, A (2015) Whale sharks target dense prey patches of sergestid shrimp off Tanzania. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 352-362

Rueger, T; Harrison, H; Jones, G; Mansour, H; Berumen, M (2015) Resolving genealogical relationships in the in the Pyjama cardinalfish, Sphaeramia nematoptera (Apogonidae) with 23 novel microsatellite markers. Conservation Genetics Resources doi: 10.1007/s12686-015-0461-3

Saenz-Agudelo, P; Almany, G; Mansour, H; Perumal, S; Berumen,M (2015)Characterization of 11 novel microsatellite markers for the vagabond butterflyfish, Chaetodon vagabundus. Conservation Genetics Resources doi: 10.​1007/​s12686-015-0440-8

Saenz-Agudelo, P; DiBattista, J;Piatek, M; Gaither, M; Harrison, H; Nanninga, G;  Berumen,M. (2015) Seascape genetics along environmental gradients in the Arabian Peninsula: insights from ddRAD sequencing of anemonefishes. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.134



alles OC; Maynard, J; Joannides, J; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Almany, G; Berumen, M; Thorrold, S; Jones, G; Planes, S. (2015) Coral reef fish populations can persist without immigration. Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi:10.1098/rspb.20151311

Spaet, JLY; Berumen, ML (2015) Fish market surveys indicate unsustainable elasmobranch fisheries in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Fisheries Research 161:356-364

Spaet, J.  L.  Y.; Jabado, R.W.; Henderson, A.C.; Moore, A.B.M.;  Berumen, M.L (2015). Population genetics of four heavily exploited shark species around the Arabian Peninsula. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1515  

Steinberg, R; van der Meer, M; Hobbs, J-P; Berumen, M; van Herwerden, L (2015) Characterization of 22 microsatellite loci for conservation genetic studies of an endemic anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 95


Uyeno, D; Lasley, R; Moore, J; Berumen, M (2015) New records of Lobatolampea tetragona (Ctenophora: Lobata: Lobatolampeidae) from the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records 8: e33

van der Meij, S; Berumen, M; Paulay, G (2015) A new species of Fizesereneia Takeda & Tamura, 1980 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) from the Red Sea and Oman. Zootaxa 3

931: 585-595

Veilleax, H; Ryu, T; Donelson, J van Herwerden, L; Seridi, L; Ghosheh, Y; Berumen, M; Leggat, W; Ravasi, T; Munday, P (2015) Transcriptome reveals molecular pathways of transgenerational acclimation in a reef fish. Nature Climate Change 5: 1074-1078

Waheed, Z; Benzoni, F; van der Meij, SET; Terraneo, TI; Hoeksema, BW (2015) Scleractinian corals (Fungiidae, Agariciidae and Euphylliidae) of Pulau Layang-Layang, Spratly Islands, with a note on Pavona maldivensis (Gardiner, 1905). ZooKeys 517: 1-37. ​ 


Berumen, ML; Braun, CD; Cochran, JEM; Skomal, GB; Thorrold, SR (2014) Movement Patterns of Juvenile Whale Sharks Tagged at an Aggregation Site in the Red Sea. PLoS ONE 9(7): e103536

Bouwmeester, J; Baird, AH; Chen, CJ; Guest, JR; Vicentuan, KC;  Voolstra, C; Berumen, ML(2014) Multi-species spawning synchrony within scleractinian coral assemblages in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 34 (1): 65-77

Braun, C; Skomal, G; Thorrold, S; Berumen, M (2014) Diving behaviors of the reef manta ray links coral reefs with adjacent pelagic habitats. PLoS ONE 9: e88170.

Cagua, EF; Collins, N; Hancock, J; Rees, R. (2014) Whale shark economics: a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives. PeerJ 2:e515

 Coker, DJ; Wilson, SK; Pratchett, MS (2014) Importance of live coral habitat for reef fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24 (1): 89-126

DiBattista, J.D.; Randall, J.E.; Newman, S.J.; and Bowen B.W. (2014) Australian round herring (genus Etrumeus) contain cryptic evolutionary partitions concordant with biogeographic boundaries. Marine Biology 161: 2465-2477.

 Feldheim, K.A.; Gruber, S.H.; DiBattista, J.D.;Babcock, E.A.; Kessel, S.A.; Hendry, A.P.; Pikitch, E.K.; Ashley, M.V.; and Chapman, D.D. (2014) Two decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks. Molecular Ecology 23: 110-117.

 Gaither, M.R.; Schultz, J.K.; Bellwood, D.; Rocha, L.; Pyle, R.L.; DiBattista, J.D.;and Bowen, B.W. (2014) Evolution of the pygmy angelfishes: recent divergences, introgression, and the usefulness of color as a taxonomic trait. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 74: 38-47.


Harrison, H

; Feldheim, K; Jones, G; Ma, K; Mansour, H; Perumal, S; Williamson, D; Berumen, M (2014) Validation of microsatellite multiplexes for parentage analysis and species discrimination in two hybridising species of coral reef fish (Plectropomus spp., Serranidae). Ecology and Evolution 4:2046–2057 doi: 10.1002/ece3.1002.

Hobbs J-P, D Coker, P Green, D James, et al. (2014) An annotated bibliography of the research on marine organisms and environments at Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 419-468

Huang, D; Benzoni, F; Arrigoni, R;Baird, A; Berumen, M; Bouwmeester, J;Chou, L; Fukami, H; Licuanan, W; Lovell, E; Meier, R; Todd, P; Budd, F. (2014) Toward a phylogenetic classification of reef corals: the Indo-Pacific genera Merulina, Goniastrea and Scapophyllia (Scleractinia, Merulinidae). Zoologica Scrip

ta 43: 5



 Hundt, P; Iglésias, S; Hoey, A;Simons, A (2014) A multilocus molecular phylogeny of combtooth blennies (Percomorpha: Blennioidei: Blenniidae): Multiple invasions of intertidal habitats. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 47-56


, V. N.; Moudrova, S. V.; Bouwmeester, J.; Berumen, M. L.(2014) First report of tubular corallites on Stylophora caused by a symbiotic copepod crustacean. Coral Reefs 33: 637

 Johansen, LJ; Messmer,V; Coker, DJ; Hoey, AS; Pratchett, MS (2014) Increasing ocean temperatures reduce activity patterns of a large commercially important coral reef fish. Global Change Biology 20: 1067-1074

 Nanninga, GB; Berumen,ML (2014) The role of individual variation in marine larval dispersal. Frontiers in Marine Science 1,71

Nanninga, G; Saenz-Agudelo,P; Manica, A; Berumen,M(2014) Environmental gradients predict the genetic structure of a coral reef fish in the Red Sea. Molecular Ecology 23: 591-602


Nobel, MM; Pratchett, MS; Coker, DJ; Cvitanovic, C; Fulton, CJ (2014) Foraging in corallivorous butterflyfish varies with wave exposure. Coral Reefs 33: 351-361

 O’Bryhim, J.R.; Spaet, J.L.Y.; Hyde, J.R.; Jones, K.L.; Adams, D.H.; & Lance, S.L. (2014) Development of microsatellite markers for globally distributed populations of the threatened silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis. Conservation Genetics Resources 7 (2): 463-465

 Reimer, J; Uyeno, D; Berumen,M (2014) First records of Parazoanthidae and Microzoanthidae (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records 7: e7

 Rocha, L; Aleixo, A; Allen, G; Almeda, F; Baldwin, C; Barclay, M; Bates, J; Bauer, A; Benzoni, F; Berns, C; Berumen, M; et al. (2014) Collecting biological specimens is essential in science and conservation. Science 344: 814-815.

 Selkoe, K.A.; Gaggiotti, O.E.; Andrews, K.; Bernal, M.A.; Bird, C.; Bolick, H.; Baums, I.; Coleman, R.; Concepcion, G.T.; Craig, M.T.; DiBattista, J.D.;et al. (2014) Emergent patterns of population genetic structure for a coral reef community. Molecular Ecology 23: 3064-3079. 

 Spaet, JLY; Elhassan, IS (2014). Geographical distribution and status. 7.3.2 Red Sea. In: Harrison LH, Dulvy NK (eds) Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation, . IUCN Shark Specialist Group: Vancouver, Canada; 58–59

 Steinberg, R; van der Meer, M; Hobbs, J-P; Berumen, M; van Herwerden, L (2014) Characterization of 22 microsatellite loci for conservation genetic studies of an endemic anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus. Conservation Genetics Resources 7 (1): 95–97

 Terraneo, TI; Berumen, ML; Arrigoni, R; Waheed, Z; Bouwmeester, J; Caragnano, A; Stefani, F; Benzoni, F (2014) Pachyseris inattesa sp. n. (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia): a new reef coral species from the Red Sea and its phylogenetic relationships. ZooKeys 433: 1–30


horrold, S; Afonso, P; Fontes, J; Braun, C; Santos, R; Skomal, G; Berumen,M(2014) Extreme diving behavior in devil rays links surface waters and the deep ocean. Nature Communications 5: 4274


Vignaud, T; Maynard, J; Leblois, R; Meekan, M; Vázquez-Juárez, R; Ramírez-Macías, D; Pierce, S; Rowat, D; Berumen,M;Beeravolu, C; Baksay, S; Planes, S (2014). Genetic structure of populations of whale sharks among ocean basins and evidence for their historic rise and recent decline. Molecular Ecology 23: 2590-2601.

 Vignaud, T.M.; Mourier, J.; Maynard, J.A.; Leblois, R.; Spaet, J.L.Y.; Clua, E.; Neglia, V.; and Planes, S. (2014) Blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range. Molecular Ecology 23(21):5193-207

Werry, J; Planes, S; Berumen,M; Lee, K; Braun, C; Clua, E (2014) Reef-fidelity and migration of tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier, across the Coral Sea. PLoS One 9: e83249



Almany, G; Hamilton, R; Matawai, M; Bode, M; Potuku, T; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Planes, S; Berumen, M; Rhodes, K; Thorrold, S; Russ, G; Jones, G (2013) Dispersal of grouper larvae drives local resource sharing in a coral reef fishery. Current Biology 23: 626-630

Alperman, T; Mee, J; Berumen, M(2013) First record of the blackfin coral goby, Paragobiodon lacunicolus (Kendall and Goldsborough, 1911), from the Red Sea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29: 1361-1363

Banguera-Hinestroza, E; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Bayer, T; Berumen, M; Voolstra, C (2013) Characterization of new microsatellite loci for population genetic studies in the Smooth Cauliflower Coral (Stylophora spp). Conservation Genetics Resources doi: 10.1007/s12686-012-9852-x

Berumen, ML; Hoey, AS; Bass, WH; Bouwmeester, J; Catania, D; Cochran, JEM; Khalil, MT; Miyake, S; Mughal, MR; Spaet, JLY; Saenz-Agudelo,P (2013) The status of coral reef ecology research in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs:1-12

Bowen, B; Rocha, L; Bird, C; Karl, S; Eble, J; Skillings, D; Gaither, M; DiBattista, J; Craig, M; Toonen, R (2013) The origins of tropical marine biodiversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28: 359-366.

Cagua, F; Berumen, M; Tyler, E (2013) Topography and biological noise influence acoustic telemetry on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 32: 1123-1134

DiBattista, J; Berumen,M; Gaither, M; Rocha, L; Eble, J; Choat, J; Craig, M; Skillings, D; Bowen, B (2013) After continents divide: Comparative phylogeography of reef fishes from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1170-1181

Furby, K; Bouwmeester, J; Berumen,M (2013) Susceptibility of central Red Sea corals during a major bleaching event. Coral Reefs 32: 505-513

Giles, E; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Berumen,M; Ravasi, T (2013) Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers developed for a common reef sponge, Stylissa carteri. Mar Biodiv 43:237-24



son, H; Saenz-Agudelo,P; Planes, S; Jones, G; Berumen,M (2013) On minimising assignment errors and the trade-off between false positives and negatives in parentage analysis. Molecular Ecology 22: 5738-5742

Harrison, H; Saenz-Agudelo,P; Planes, S; Jones, G;  Berumen,M (2013) Relative accuracy of three common methods of parentage analysis in natural populations. Molecular Ecology 22: 1158-1170

Haverkort-Yeh, R; McFadden, C; Halasz, A; Berumen,M; Benayahu, Y; Toonen, R (2013). A systematic survey of Saudi Arabian Alcyonacea (Cnidaria: Octocorallia). Marine Biodiversity 4

3: 279-291

Hobbs, J-P; Frisch, A; Ford, B; Saenz-Agudelo,P; Furby, K; Berumen,M (2013) Taxonomic, spatial and temporal patterns of bleaching in anemones inhabited by anemonefishes. PLoS ONE 8: e70966


l, MT; Cochran, JEM; Berumen, M (2013) The abundance of herbivorous fish on an inshore Red Sea reef following a mass coral bleaching event. Environmental Biology of Fishes doi: 10.1007/s10641-012-0103-5

McMahon, K; Hamady, L; Thorrold, S (2013) A review of ecogeochemistry approaches to estimating movements of marine animals. Limnology and Oceanography 58:697-714

McMahon, K; Hamady, L; Thorrold, S (2013) Ocean ecogeochemistry – A review.  Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 51: 327-374

Nanninga, G; Mughal, M; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Bayer,T; Berumen, M (2013) Development of 35 novel microsatellite markers for the two-band anemonefish, Amphiprion bicinctus. Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 515-518

Noble, M; van Laake, G; Berumen,M; Fulton, C (2013) Community change within a Caribbean coral reef marine protected area following two decades of local management. PLoS ONE 8: e54069

Pineda, J; Starczak, V; Tarrant, A; Blythe, J; Davis, K; Farrar, T; Berumen,M; da Silva, J (2013) Two spatial scales in a bleaching event: corals from the mildest and the most extreme thermal environments escape mortality. Limnology & Oceanography 58: 1531–1545

Pratchett, M; Hoey, A; Feary, D; Bauman, A; Burt, J; Riegl, B (2013). Functional composition of Chaetodon butterflyfishes at a peripheral and extreme coral reef location, the Persian Gulf. Marine Pollution Bulletin 72: 333-341

Randall, J.E. and DiBattista, J.D. (2013) A new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from the Indian Ocean. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 19: 1-16.

Riegl, B; Berumen, M; Bruckner, A(2013) Coral population trajectories, increased disturbance and management intervention: a sensitivity analysis. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.519

Roder, C; Berumen, ML; Bouwmeester, J; Papathanassiou, E; Al-Suwailem, A; Voolstra, CR (2013) First biological measurements of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea. Sci Rep 3

Siepielsk, A; Gotanda, K; Morrissey, M; Diamond, S; DiBattista, J; Carlson, S (2013) The spatial patterns of directional phenotypic selection. Ecology Letters 16: 1382–1392

Spaet, J. (2013) Predictable annual aggregation of longnose parrotfish (Hipposcarus harid) in the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity 43 (3): 179-180

Tornabene, L: Ahmadia, GN; Berumen, ML; Smith, DJ; Jompa, J; Pezold, F (2013) Evolution of microhabitat association and morphology in a diverse group of cryptobenthic coral reef fishes (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:3


van der Meer, M; Gardner, M; Berumen, M; Hobbs, J-P; van Herwerden, L (2013) Identification of seventeen microsatellite loci for conservation genetic studies of the endemic wrasse Coris bulbifrons. Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 363-366

Walter, R; Hussey, N; Kessel, S; Fisk, A; Heath, D; Chekchak, T; Klaus, R; Younis, M; Hill, G;Jones, B; Braun, C; Berumen, M; DiBattista, J; Priest, M; Alhasan, N (2013). First record of living Manta birostris x Manta alfredi hybrid. Marine Biodiversity 44: 1-2



Abreu, AG; Albaina, A; Alpermann, TJ; Apkenas, VE; Bankhead-Dronnet, S; Bergek, S; Berumen,ML; Cho, CH; Clobert, J; Coulon, A; De Feraudy, D; Estonba, A; Hankeln, T; Hochkirch, A; Hsu, TW; Huang, TJ; Irigoien, X; Iriondo, M; Kay, KM; Kinitz, T; Kothera, L; Le Henanff, M; Lieutier, F; Lourdais, O; Macrini, CMT; Manzano, C; Martin, C; Morris, VRF; Nanninga, GB; et al. (2012) Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2011-30 November 2011. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(2): 374-376

Alpermann, T; Wicker, F; Nanninga, G; Plieske, J; Berumen, M (2012) Development of microsatellite markers for the Arabian damselfish, Dascyllus marginatus (Rüppell, 1820) (Actinopterygii, Pomacentridae). Molecular Ecology Resources. Published online at:

Baird, AH; Campbell, SJ; Fadli, N; Hoey, AS; Rudi, E (2012) The shallow water hard corals of Pulau Weh, Aceh Province, Indonesia. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation 5:23-28

Bellwood, DR; Baird, AH; Depczynski, M; Gonzalez-Cabello, A; Hoey, AS; Lefevre, C; Tanner, JK (2012) Coral recovery may not herald the return of fishes on damaged coral reefs. Oecologia (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2306-z).

Bellwood, DR; Hoey, AS; Hughes,TP (2012) Human activity selectively impacts the ecosystem roles of parrotfishes on coral reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:1621-1629.

Berumen, M; Almany, G; Planes, S; Jones, G; Saenz-Agudelo, P; Thorrold, S (2012) Persistence of self-recruitment and patterns of larval connectivity in a marine protected area network. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.208

Berumen, M; Trip, E; Choat, J; Pratchett, M (2012) Differences in demographic traits of four butterflyfish species between two reefs of the Great Barrier Reef separated by 1,200 km. Coral Reefs 31: 169-177

Campbell, SJ; Cinner, JE; Ardiwijaya, S; Pardede, S; Kartawijaya, T; Mukmunin, A; Herdiana, Y; Hoey, AS; Pratchett, MS; Baird, AH (2012) Avoiding conflicts and protecting coral reefs: customary management benefits marine habitats and fish biomass. Oryx (accepted 28th Feb 2012).

de la Torre, P; Smith, L; Salama, K;Berumen, M (2012) The integrated satellite-acoustic telemetry (iSAT) system for tracking marine megafauna. The Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Oceans Meeting

Emslie, MJ; Logan, M; Ceccarelli, DM; Cheal, AJ; Hoey, AS; Miller, I; Sweatman, HPA (2012) Regional scale variation in the distribution and abundance of farming damselfishes on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology 159: 1293-1304.

Goatley, CHR; Hoey, AS; Bellwood, DR (2012) The role of turtles as coral reef macroherbivores. PLoS O




Berumen, M; Jones, G (2012) Marine reserves, larval connectivity and recruitment benefits to fish and fisheries. Current Biology 22: 1-6

Hoey,AS; Bellwood, DR; Barnett, A (2012) To feed or to breed: morphological constraints of mouthbrooding in coral reef cardinalfishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2426-2432

Lawton, R; Cole, A; Berumen, M; Pratchett, M (2012) Geographical variation in resource use by specialist versus generalist butterflyfishes. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07326.x

McMahon, KW; Berumen, ML; Thorrold, SR (2012) Linking habitat mosaics and connectivity in a coral reef seascape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science doi: 10.1073/pnas.1206378109


ratchett, MS; Hoey, AS; Coker, D; Gardiner, N (2012) Interdependence between reef fishes and scleractinian corals. Proc 12th Int Coral Reef Symp, Cairn


Priest, M. A., Halford, A. R. and McIlwain, J. L. (2012), Evidence of stable genetic structure across a remote island archipelago through self-recruitment in a widely dispersed coral reef fish. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.260

Rudi, E; Campbell, SJ; Hoey, AS; Fadli, N; Linkie, M; Baird, AH (2012) The coral triangle initiative: what are we missing? A case study from Aceh. Oryx (accepted 8th Feb 2012).

Saenz-Agudelo, P; Jones, GP; Thorrold, SR; Planes, S (2012) Patterns and persistence of larval retention and connectivity in a marine fish metapopulation. Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05726.x

Spaet, J; Thorrold, S;Berumen, M (2012) A review of the status of elasmobranch research in the Red Sea. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 952-965 



men, M, Pratchett, M; Goodman, B (2011) Relative gut lengths of coral reef butterflyfishes (Pisces: Chaetodontidae). Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-011-0791-x

Bouwmeester, J; Baird, A; Berumen, M (2011) Daytime spawning of Pocillopora verrucosa in the Red Sea. Galaxea 13

: 23-24

Bouwmeester, J; Khalil, MT; de la Torre, P; Berumen, M (2011) Synchronous spawning of Acropora in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 30:1011-1011

Hoey, AS; Pratchett, MS; Cvitanovic, C (2011) High macroalgal cover and low coral recruitment undermines the potential resilience of the world’s southernmost coral reef assemblage. PLoS ONE 6:e25824



R; Pratchett, M; Berumen, M (2012) The use of specialisation indices to predict vulnerability of coral-feeding butterflyfishes to environmental change. Oikos 121: 191-200

McMahon, K; Berumen, M; Mateo, I; Elsdon, T; Thorrold, S (2011) Stable isotope signatures in otolith amino acids of juvenile snapper (Family: Lutjanidae) record habitat-specific isoscapes from coastal nurseries. Coral Reefs 30: 1135-1145

Ochavillo, D; Tofaeonoa, S; Sabatera, M​; Trip, E (2011) Population structure of Ctenochaetus striatus (Acanthuridae) in Tutuila, American Samoa: The use of size-at-age data in multi-scale population size surveys. Fisheries Research 10

7: 14-21


; Hoey, AS; Wilson, SK; Messmer, V; Graham, NAJ (2011) Changes in biodiversity and functioning of reef fish assemblages following coral bleaching and coral loss. Diversity 3: 424-4


Pratchett, M; Trapon, M; Berumen, M; Chong-Seng, K (2011) Recent disturbances augment community shifts in coral assemblages in Moorea, French Polynesia. Coral Reefs 30:183-193


aet, J; Cochran, J; Berumen, M (2011) First record of the pigeye shark (Müller & Henle 1839), Carcharhinus amboinensis (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), in the Red Sea. Zoology in the Middle East 52:118-121

Trip, E, Clements, K; Raubenheimer, D; Choat, J (2011) Reproductive biology of an odacine labrid, Odax pullus. Journal of Fish Biology 78: 741-761

Trip, E; Raubenheimer, D; Clements, K; Choat, J (2011) Reproductive demography of a temperate protogynous and herbivorous fish, Odax pullus (Labridae, Odacini). Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 176-186

Tyler, E; Manica, A; Jiddawi, N; Speight, M (2011) A role for partially protected areas on coral reefs: maintaining fish diversity? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21(3): 231-238



Berumen, M; Walsh, H; Raventos, N; Planes, S; Jones, G; Starczak, V; Thorrold, S (2010) Otolith geochemistry does not reflect dispersal history of clownfish larvae. Coral Reefs 29:883–891

Berumen, M & R Rotjan (2010) New records of corallivory in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 29: 727

Wilson, S; Adjeroud, M; Bellwood, D; Berumen, M; Booth, D; Bozec, Y-Marie; Chabanet, P; Cheal, A; Cinner, J; Depczynski, M; Feary, D; Gagliano, M; Graham, N; Halford, A; Halpern, B; Harborne, A;Hoey, A; Holbrook, S; Jones, G; Kulbicki, M; Letourneur, Y; De Loma, T; McClanahan, T; McCormick, M; Meekan, M; Mumby, P; Munday, P; Öhman, M; Pratchett, M; Riegl, B; Sano, M; Schmitt, R; Syms, C (2010) Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. The Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 894-900



Berumen, M; Rochel, E; Almany, G; Thorrold, S; Jones, G; Pratchett, M; Syms, C; Planes, S (2009) Isolation and characterization of 15 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite primers for the widespread Indo-Pacific vagabond butterflyfish, Chaetodon vagabundus. Molecular Ecolo

gy Res



Berumen, M, G Almany (2009) External tagging does not affect the feeding behavior of a coral reef fish, Chaetodon vagabundus (Pisces: Chaetodontidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 86: 447–450

Harborne, A; Renaud, P; Tyler, E; Mumby, P (2009) Reduced density of the herbivorous urchin Diadema antillarum inside a Caribbean marine reserve linked to increased predation by fishes. Coral Reefs 28: 783-791

McCook, L; Almany, G; Berumen, M; Day, J; Green, A; Jones, G; Leis, J; Planes, S; Russ, G; Sale, P; Thorrold, S (2009) The challenge of incorporating connectivity science into coral reef management now: principles and practice. Coral Reefs 28: 353–366

Munday, P; Leis, J; Lough, J; Paris, C; Kingsford, M; Berumen, M; Lambrechts, J (2009) Climate change and coral reef connectivity. Coral Reefs 28: 379-


Tyler, E, M Speight, P Henderson, and A Manica (2009) Evidence for a depth refuge effect in artisanal coral reef fisheries. Biological Conservation 142 (3): 652-667

Webb, T; Tyler, E; Somerfield, P (2009) Life history mediates large-scale population ecology in marine benthic taxa. Marine Ecology Progress Series 396: 293-306



Berumen, M (2008) “Life” in movies: Using students’ interest in popular cinema to promote science learning. The Science Teacher Dec 08: 26-31

Berumen, M, M Pratchett (2008) Trade-offs associated with dietary specialization for corallivorous butterflyfishes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 989-994

Gregson, M; Pratchett, M; Berumen,M; Goodman, B (2008) Relationships between butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) feeding rates and coral consumption on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 27:583-591

MacNeil, M; Tyler, E; Fonnesbeck, C; Rushton, S; Conroy, M; Polunin, N (2008). Accounting for detectability in reef-fish biodiversity estimates. Marine Ecology Progress Series 367: 249-260.

Pratchett, M & M Berumen (2008) Inter-specific variation in distributions and diets of coral reef butterflyfishes (Teleostei: Chaetodontidae). Journal of Fish Biology 73: 1730-1747

Pratchett, M, M Berumen, M Marnane, J Eagle, D Pratchett (2008) Habitat associations of juvenile versus adult butterflyfishes. Coral Re


27: 541


Trip, E, J Choat, D Wilson, Robertson (2008) Inter-oceanic analysis of demographic variation in a widely distributed Indo-Pacific coral reef fish. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 373: 97-109



Almany, G; Berumen, M; Thorrold, S; Planes, S; Jones, G (2007) Local replenishment of coral reef fish populations in a marine reserve. Science 316: 742-




umen, M (2005) The importance of juveniles in modeling growth: butterflyfish at Lizard Island. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72: 409-413  



n, M & M Pratchett (2006) Effects of resource availability on the competitive behavior of butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae). Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium. 644-650

Berumen, M & M Pratchett (2006) Recovery without resilience: Persistent disturbance and long-term shifts in the structure of fish and coral communities at Tiahura Reef, Moorea. Coral Reefs 25: 647-653

Berumen, M; Pratchett, M; McCormick, M (2005) Within-reef differences in diet and body condition of coral-feeding butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 287: 217-227

Pratchett, M; Wilson, S; Berumen, M; McCormick, M (2004) Sub-lethal effects of coral bleaching on an obligate coral feeding butterflyfish. Coral Reefs 23: 352-256




Pratchett, M & M Berumen (editors). Biology of Butterflyfishes. CRC P



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hap 3: Diversity in diet and feeding behaviour of butterflyfishes; reliance on reef corals versus reef habitats. A Cole, M Pratchett, & M Ber


Chap 7: Social systems and behavioural ecology of butterflyfishes (genus: Chaetodon). S Yabuta &



Chap 11: Butterflyfishes as potential biological indicators of coral reef health. M Crosby, E Reese, & M Ber



Chap 12: Contributions of butterflyfishes to further understanding reef fish ecology. M Pratchett, D Feary, A Hoey, C Fulton, R Lawton, & M Be




Chap 2: Functional morphology of the Chaetodontidae. N Konow & L Ferry-Graham (M Berumen, ed.


Chap 4: Corallivory: The coral’s point of view. E Cox (M Berumen, ed.)

Chap 6: Biogeography of butterflyfishes: a model for reef fishes? M Kulbicki., L Vigliola, L Wantiez, N Hubert, S R Floeter, R Myers (M Berumen, ed.)

Chap 10: Captive care and breeding of coral reef butterflyfishes. J Delbeek (M Berumen

, ed.)