Wehrberger F., Herler J. (2014): Microhabitat characteristics influence shape and size of coral-associated fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 500:203-214 (open access).

Negm M., Alwany M.A. & Herler J. (2014): Body shape differences among four species of coral-associated damselfishes from the northern Red Sea. Egyptian Journal of Experimental Biology (Zoology), 10:17-24 (download pdf here).

Gratzer B., Millesi E., Walzl M. & Herler J. (2014): Toxicity of coral-associated Gobiodon species (Teleostei: Gobiidae) and its effects on predator preference and prey survival. Marine Ecology, doi: 10.1111/maec.12117 (open access).

Untersteggaber L., Mitteroecker P. & Herler J. (2013): Coral architecture affects the form and habitat choice of associated gobiid fishes. Marine Biology, 161: 521-530. (open access).

Herler J., Bogorodsky S. & Suzuki T. (2013): Four new species of coral gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobiodon) from the Red Sea, with comments on their relationships within the genus. Zootaxa, 3709: 301-327. (open access).

Duchene D., Klanten S. O., Munday P. L., Herler J., van Herwerden L. (2013): Phylogenetic evidence of recent diversification of the fish genus Gobiodon in relation to its host corals Acropora spp.. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69: 123-132. (open access).

Dirnwoeber M., Machan R. & Herler J. (2012): Coral reef surveillance: infrared-sensitive video surveillance technology as a new tool for diurnal and nocturnal long-term field observations. Remote Sensing, 4, 3346-3362. (open access).

Dirnwoeber M. & Herler J. (2012): Toxic coral gobies reduce the feeding rate of a corallivorous butterflyfish on Acropora corals. Coral Reefs, online first. (open access).

Herler J. & Dirnwöber M. (2011): A simple technique for measuring buoyant weight increment of entire, transplanted corals in the field. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 407 (2): 250-255 (open access).

Hannak J., Kompatscher S., Stachowitsch M. & Herler J. (2011): Snorkelling and trampling in shallow-water fringing reefs: Risk assessment and proposed management strategy. Journal of Environmental Management 92 (10): 2723-2733 (open access).

Herler J., Munday P. & Hernaman V. (2011): Gobies on coral reefs – In: The Biology of Gobies, R.A. Patzner., J.L. Van Tassell, M. Kovacic & B.G. Kapoor (editors). download pdf here

Here is also a list of previously published papers dealing with coral-associated and reef fishes:

Niedermüller S., Schiemer L. & Herler J. (2009): Food selection of a corallivorous butterflyfish in the Red Sea, with particular emphasis on size and fish symbionts of corals. Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 75 (6): 1496-1504 (online link).

Herler J., Koblmüller S. & Sturmbauer C. (2009): Phylogenetic relationships of coral-associated gobies (Teleostei, Gobiidae) from the Red Sea based on mitochondrial DNA data. Marine Biology, 156: 725-739 (online link).

Schiemer L., Niedermüller S. & Herler J. (2009): The influence of colony size and coral health on the occupation of associated gobies (Pisces: Gobiidae). Coral Reefs, 28: 137-142 (online link).

Wall M. & Herler J. (2009): Post-settlement migration patterns and homing in the coral-associated fish Gobiodon histrio (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Behavioral Ecology, 20: 87-95 (online link).

Riedlecker E. & Herler J. (2009): Trophic morphology of the coral-associated genus Gobiodon (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Red Sea. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 47: 160-170 (online link).

Michiels N. K., Anthes N., Hart N. S., Herler J., Meixner A. J., Schleifenbaum F., Schulenburg H., Schulte G., Siebeck U. E., Sprenger D. (2008): Red fluorescence in reef fishes. BMC Ecology, 8:16 (open access).

Herler J. (2007): Microhabitats and eco-morphology of coral and coral rock associated gobiid fishes from the northern Red Sea. Marine Ecology: An evolutionary perspective, 28 (Suppl.1): 82-94 (online link).

Dirnwoeber M. & Herler J. (2007): Microhabitat specialization and ecological consequences for coral gobies of the genus Gobiodon in the Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 342: 265-275 (online link).

Herler J. & Hilgers H. (2005): A synopsis of coral and coral-rock associated gobies (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea. aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, 10 (3): 103-132.

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