D. Ross Robertson

172 publications found


C. Linardich, G. Ralph, K. Carpenter, N. Cox, D.R. Robertson, H. Harwell, A. Acero P., W. Anderson Jr., F. Barthelat, J.-L. Bouchereau, J. J. Brown, J. Buchanan, D. Buddo, B. Collette,M. Comeros-Raynal, M. Craig, M. Curtis, T. Defex, J. Dooley, W. Driggers III, C. Elfes Livsey, T.Fraser, R. Gilmore Jr., L. Grijalba Bendeck, A. Hines, R. Kishore, K. Lindeman, J.-P. Maréchal,J. McEachran, R. McManus, J. Moore, T. Munroe, H. Oxenford, F. Pezold, F. Pina Amargós, A. Polanco Fernandez, B. Polidoro, C. Pollock, R. Robins, B. Russell, C. Sayer, S. Singh-Renton, W. Smith-Vaniz, L. Tornabene, J. Van Tassell, J.-C. Vié, and J. T. Williams 2017. The conservation status of Marine Bony Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. viii + 75 pp. DOI: [Download]
Tornabene L , Robertson DR, Baldwin CC A. 2017. New mesophotic goby, Palatogobius incendius (Teleostei: Gobiidae), and the first record of invasive lionfish preying on undescribed biodiversity. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177179. DOI;10.1371/journal.pone.0177179 [Download]


Angulo A, Baldwin CC, Robertson DR. 2016 A new species of Leptoderma Vaillant, 1886 (Osmeriformes: Alepocephalidae) from the Pacific coast of Central America. Zootaxa 4066: 493-500; [Download]
Baldwin CC, Pitassy DE, Robertson DR 2016 A new deep-reef scorpionfish (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae: Scorpaenodes) from the southern Caribbean with comments on depth distributions and relationships of western Atlantic members of the genus. Zookeys 606: 141-158. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.606.8 [Download]
Baldwin CC, Robertson DR, Nonaka A, Tornabene L. 2016. Two new deep-reef basslets (Teleostei: Grammatidae: Lipogramma), with comments on the eco-evolutionary relationships of the genus. Zookeys 638: 45–82. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.638.10455 [Download]
Robertson DR, Simoes N, Gutiérrez Rodríguez C, Piñeros VJ, Perez-España H 2016. An Indo-Pacific damselfish widely established in the southwest Gulf of Mexico: prospects for a wider, adverse invasion. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 19: 1-17, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.44898 [Download]
Robertson DR, Perez-España H, Nuñez Lara E, Puc Itza F, Simoes N. 2016 The fishes of Cayo Arcas (Campeche Bank, Gulf of Mexico): an updated checklist. Zookeys 640: 139-155. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.640.10862 [Download]
Simoes, Nuno; Robertson D Ross. (2016). An Indo-Pacific damselfish on an oil-platform in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. Zenodo. 10.5281/zenodo.5845 link to video: [Download]
Tornabene L, Robertson DR, Baldwin CC 2016. Varicus lacerta, a new species of goby (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobiosomatini, Nes subgroup) from a mesophotic reef in the southern Caribbean. Zookeys 596: 143-156. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.596.8217 [Download]
Tornabene L, Van Tassell JL, Gilmore RG, Robertson DR, Young F, Baldwin CC. 2016 Molecular phylogeny, analysis of character evolution, andsubmersible collections enable a new classification for a diverse group of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Nes subgroup), including nine new species and four new genera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12394 [Download]
Tornabene L, Van Tassell JL, Robertson DR, Baldwin CC 2016. Repeated invasions into the twilight-zone: evolutionary origins of a novel assemblage of fishes from deep Caribbean reefs Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13704 [Download]


Alvarez-Filip L, Paddack MJ, Collen B, Robertson DR, Côté IM (2015) Simplification of Caribbean Reef-Fish Assemblages over Decades of Coral Reef Degradation. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0126004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126004 [Download]
Baldwin CC, Robertson DR. 2015. A new, mesophotic Coryphopterus goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the southern Caribbean, with comments on relationships and depth distributions of members of the genus. Zookeys. 513: 123-142; doi: 10.3897/zookeys.513.9998 [Download]
Luiz O, Allen D, Robertson DR, Floeter S, Madin J. 2015. Seafarers or castaways: ecological traits influencing rafting behaviour in tropical reef fishes. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.12574 [Download]
Robertson DR and Collin R. 2015. Inter- and Intra-specific variation in egg size among reef fishes across the Isthmus of Panama. Front. Ecol. Evol. 2:84. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00084 [Download]
Robertson DR. 2015. Coincidental resemblances among coral reef fishes from different oceans. Coral Reefs (2015) DOI 10.1007/s00338-015-1309-8 [Download]


Baldwin CC, Robertson DR. 2014. A new Liopropoma sea bass (Serranidae: Ephinephelidae: Liopropomini) from deep reefs off Curacao, southern Caribbean, with comments on the depth distributions of western Atlantic liopropomins Zookeys 409: 71-92 [Download]
Robertson DR & Cramer KC 2014. Defining and Dividing the Greater Caribbean: Insights from the Biogeography of Shorefishes. PLOS ONE 9: e102918, 15 p. [Download]
Rocha L, Aleixo A, Allen G, Almeda F, Baldwin C, Barclay M, Bates J, Benzoni F, Berns C, Berumen M, Blackburn D, Blum S, Bowie R, Britz R, Brown R, Cadena D, Carpenter K, Chakrabarty P, Choat J, Clements K, Collette B, Collins A, Cracraft J, Daniel T, de Carvalho M, de Queiroz F, di Dario F, Drewes R, Dumbacher J, Engilis A Jr,Erdmann M, Eschmeyer W, Feldman C, Fisher B, Fjeldså J, Fritsch P, Fuchs J, Getahun A, Gill A, Gomon M, Gosliner T, Graves G, Griswold C, Guralnick R, Helgen K, Ho H, Iskandar D, Iwamoto T, Jaafar Z, James H, Johnson D, Kavanaugh D, Knowlton N, Laicey E, Larson H, Last P, Leis J, Lessios H, Liebherr J, Lowman M, Matsuura K, Matus A, Mays H, McCosker J, McDiarmid R, McGuire J, Miller M, Mooi R, Moritz C, Myers P, Nachman M, O’Foighi D, Parenti L, Parham J, Paul E, Paulay G, Pérez-Emán J, Poe S, Pogonoski J, Raboski D, Randall J, Reimer J, Robertson DR, Roedel M, Roopnarine P, Rüber L, Ryan M, Sheldon F, Shinohara G, Short A, Simison B, Smith-Vaniz W, Springer V, Stiassny M, Tello J, Thompson C, Trnski M, Tucker P, Valqui T, Vecchione M, Verheyen E, Wheeler T, White W, Williams J, WilsonE, Winker K, Winterbottom R, Witt C. (2014) Specimen collecting: an essential tool. Science 344: 814-815 [Download]


Baldwin CC, Robertson DR. 2013. A new Haptoclinus blenny (Teleostei: Labrisomidae) from deep reefs off Curaçao, southern Caribbean, with comments on relationships of the genus. Zookeys 306: 71-81; doi:10.3897/zookeys.306.5198 [Download]
Lessios, H. A. and Robertson, D.R. 2013. Speciation on a round planet: Phylogeography of the goatfish genus Mulloidichthys. Journal of Biogeography, pp. 1-12 [Download]
Luiz OJ Jr, Allen AP, Robertson DR, Floeter SR, Kulbiki M, Vigliola L, Becheler R, Madin JS. 2013 Adult and larval traits as determinants of geographic range size among tropical reef fishes. PNAS. 110: 16498-16502 [Download]
Robertson DR. 2013. Who Resembles Whom? Mimetic and Coincidental Look-Alikes among Tropical Reef Fishes. PLoS ONE 8: e54939. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054939 [Download]


Choat JH, Klanten OS, van Herwerden L, Robertson DR, Clements KD Pattern and process in the evolutionary history of parrotfishes (Family Labridae). Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society [Download]
Lasso-Alcala O, Posada J, Van Tassell J, Robertson DR, Fariña A. 2012 Geographic distribution of twinhorn blenny, Coralliozetus cardonae (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Chaenopsidae), with records from the southern Caribbean. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 41: 59-64. [Download]
Luke Tornabene, James L. van Tassell & D. Ross Robertson. 2012. Microgobius urraca (Teleostei: Gobiidae), a new species of goby from the tropical eastern Pacific. Zootaxa 3347:41-55 [Download]
Polidoro B, Brooks T, Carpenter K., Edgar G, Henderson S, Sanciangco J, Robertson DR. 2012 Patterns of extinction risk and threat for marine vertebrates and habitat-forming species in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 448: 93-104 [Download]
Rocha LR, Brito A, Robertson DR. 2012 Sparisoma choati, a new species of parrotfish (Labridae:Scarinae) from the tropical eastern Atlantic. Zootaxa 3152: 61-67 [Download]


Fitzpatrick JM, Carlon DB, Lippe C, Robertson DR . 2011 The west Pacific diversity hotspot as a source or sink for new species? population genetic insights from the IndoPacific parrotfish Scarus rubroviolaceus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 20: 219-234 [Download]
Lasso-Alcalá O, Nunes JLS, Lasso C, Posada J, Robertson DR, Piorski NM, Van Tassell J, Tommaso Giarrizzo T, Gondolo G 2011 Invasion of the Indo-Pacific blenny Omobranchus punctatus (Perciformes: Blenniidae) on the Atlantic Coast of Central and South America Neotropical Ichthyology, 9: 571-578 [Download]
Luiz OJ, Madin JS, Robertson DR, Rocha LA, Wirtz P, Floeter SR. 2012 Ecological traits influencing range expansion across large oceanic dispersal barriers: insights from tropical Atlantic reef fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279: 1033-1040 [Download]


Alva-Campbell Y, Floeter S R, Robertson D R, Bellwood D R, Bernardi G. 2010 Evolutionary history and modes of speciation of Holacanthus angelfishes (Pomacanthidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 56: 456-461 [Download]
DR Robertson, WF Smith-Vaniz. 2010. Use of clove oil in collecting coral reef fishes for research. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. Vol. 401: 295–302 [Download]
Michelle R. Gaither, Brian W. Bowen, Robert J. Toonen, Serge Planes, Vanessa Messmer, John Earle and D. Ross Robertson. 2010. Genetic consequences of introducing allopatric lineages of Bluestriped Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira) to Hawaii. Molecular Ecology. Vol 19 issue 6, 1107-1121 [Download]
Michelle R. Gaither, Robert J. Toonen, D. Ross Robertson, Serge Planes and Brian W. Bowen. 2010. Genetic evaluation of marine biogeographical barriers: perspectives from two widespread Indo-Pacific snappers (Lutjanus kasmira and Lutjanus fulvus). Journal of Biogeography. Volume 37 Issue 1, 133 - 147 [Download]
Miloslavich P, Díaz, JM, Klein E, Alvarado, Díaz C, Gobin J, Escobar- Briones E, Cruz JJ, Weil E, Cortés J, Bastidas AC, Robertson DR, Zapata FA, Martín A, Castillo J, Kazandjian A, Ortiz M. 2010 Marine Biodiversity in the Caribbean: regional estimates and distribution patterns. Plos One 5:1-25 [Download]
Miloslavich P, Díaz, JM, Klein E, Alvarado, Díaz C, Gobin J, Escobar- Briones E, Cruz JJ, Weil E, Cortés J, Bastidas AC, Robertson DR, Zapata FA, Martín A, Castillo J, Kazandjian A, Ortiz M. 2010 Marine Biodiversity in the Caribbean: regional estimates and distribution patterns. Plos One 5:1-25 [Download]
Winters KL, van Herwerden L, Choat JH, Robertson DR. 2010 Phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific parrotfish Scarus psittacus: isolation generates distinctive peripheral populations in two oceans. Marine Biology 157: 1679-1691 [Download]
Winters KL, van Herwerden L, Choat JH, Robertson DR. 2010 Phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific parrotfish Scarus psittacus: isolation generates distinctive peripheral populations in two oceans. Marine Biology 157: 1679-1691 [Download]


Craig MT, Graham RT, Torres RA, Hyde JR, Freitas MO, Ferreira BP, Hostim- Silva M, Gerhardinger LC, Bertoncinis AA, Robertson DR.. 2009. How many species of goliath grouper are there? Cryptic genetic diversity in a threatened marine fish and the resurrection of a geopolitical species. Endangered Species Research 7: 167-174 [Download]
Macpherson E, Hastings PA, Robertson DR. 2009. Macroecological patterns among marine fishes. In: JD. Witman & KRoy (eds) Marine Macroecology. U Chicago Press. Pp 122-152 [Download]
Paddack MJ, Aguilar C, Appeldoorn RS, Beets J, Burkett EW, Chittaro PM, Clarke K, Esteves R, Fonseca AC, Forrester GE, Friedlander AM, García-Sais J, González-Sansón G, Jordan LKB, McClellan D, Miller MW, Molloy P, Mumby PJ, Nagelkerken I, Nemeth M, Navas-Camacho R, Pitt J, Polunin NVC, Reyes-Nivia MC, Robertson DR, Ramírez AR, Salas E, Smith SR, Spieler RE, Steele MA, Williams ID, Wormald C, Watkinson AR, Reynolds J, Côté IM. 2009. Recent Caribbean-wide declines in reef fish abundance. Current Biology.19: 1-6 [Download]
R Beldade, JB Heiser, DR Robertson, JL Gasparini, SR Floeter, G Bernardi. 2009. Historical biogeography and speciation in creole wrasses (labridae, Clepticus). Marine Biology. 156: 679-687 [Download]
Robertson DR, Cramer K. 2009. Marine shore-fishes and biogeographic subdivisions of the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 380: 1-17 [Download]
Robertson, D. R., J. H. Christy, R. Collin, R. G. Cooke, L. D’Croz, K. W. Kaufmann, S. Heckadon Moreno, J. L. Mate, A. O’Dea, and M. Torchin. 2009. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine research, education, and conservation in Panama. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences. 38: 73-93. [Download]


Choat JH and Robertson DR (2008). An ecological survey of the St Helena and Ascension Island populations of the Jack (Epinephelus adscensionis) with a review of management options. Report to the St Helena Government, 83 pp. [Download]
D. Ross Robertson and William F. Smith-Vaniz. 2008. Rotenone: An Essential but Demonized Tool for Assessing Marine Fish Diversity. Vol. 58 No. 2 - BioScience 165 [Download]
Domingues VS, Alexandrou M, Almada VC, Robertson DR, Brito ASRS, Bernardi G 2008 Tropical fishes in a temperate sea: evolution of the wrasse Thalassoma pavo and the parrotfish Sparisoma cretense in the Mediterranean and the adjacent Macaronesian and Cape Verde Archipelagos . Marine Biology 154: 465-474. [Download]
Floeter, S, Rocha L, Robertson DR, Joyeux J-C, Smith-Vaniz W, Wirtz P, Edwards AJ, Barreiros JP, Ferriera CEL, Gasparini JL, Brito A, Falcon M, Bowen BW, Bernandi G. 2008 Atlantic reef fish biogeography and evolution. Journal of Biogeography 35: 22-47 [Download]
Horne JB, van Herwerden L, Choat JH, Robertson DR. 2008 High population connectivity across the Indo-Pacific: congruent lack of phylogeographic structure in three reef fish congeners, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49: 629-638 [Download]
Robertson DR 2008 Global biogeographic databases on marine fishes: caveat emptor. Diversity and Distributions. 14: 891-892 [Download]
Rocha LA, Rocha CR, Robertson DR, Bowen BW 2008 Comparative phylogeography of Atlantic reef fishes indicates both origin and accumulation of diversity in the Caribbean. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 157-172 [Download]
Trip EL, Choat JH, Wilson DT, Robertson DR. 2008 Inter-oceanic analysis of demographic variation in a widely distributed Indo-Pacific coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 373: 97-109 [Download]


Craig M T, Eble JA, Bowen BW. Robertson DR 2007 High genetic connectivity across the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the reef fish Myripristis berndti (Holocentridae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 334: 245-254. [Download]
Debrot D, Choat JH, Posada JM, Robertson, DR 2007 High densities of the large bodied parrotfishes (Scaridae) at two Venezuelan offshore reefs: comparison among four localities in the Caribbean. Proc 60th Gulf & Caribb Fish Inst Nov 5-9, 2007; Punta Cana, Dominican Rep., 335-337. [Download]
Kirstie L. Kaiser. 2007. The Festivus. A publication of the San Diego Shell Club. The Recent Molluscan Fauna of Île Clipperton (Tropical Eastern Pacific). [Download]


Bowen BW, Bass AL, Muss AJ, Carlin J, Robertson DR. 2006 Phylogeography of two Atlantic squirrelfishes (Family Holocentridae): exploring links between pelagic larval duration and population connectivity. Marine Biology. 149: 899-913 [Download]
Craig MT, Hastings PA, Pondella DJ, Robertson DR, Rosales-Casián JA. 2006 Phylogeography of the flag cabrilla, Epinephelus labriformis (Serranidae): implications for the biogeography of the Tropical Eastern Pacific and the early stages of speciation in a marine shore fish. Journal of Biogeography 33: 969-979 [Download]
Lessios HA, Robertson DR. 2006 Crossing the impassable: genetic connections in 20 reef fishes across the Eastern Pacific Barrier. Proceedings of the Royal Society (B). 273: 2201-2208 [Download]
Robertson DR, Karg F, Moura R, Victor BC, Bernardi G. 2006 Mechanisms of speciation and faunal enrichment in Atlantic parrotfishes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 40: 795-807 [Download]
Zapata F, Robertson DR. 2006 How many shore-fish species are there in the Tropical Eastern Pacific? Journal of Biogeography. 34: 38-51. [Download]


Bergenius MJA, McCormick MI, Meekan MG and Robertson DR 2005 Environmental influences on the planktonic growth, and the duration and magnitude of settlement of a coral reef fish. Marine Biology 147:291-300 [Download]
Mora C & Robertson DR. 2005. Causes of latitudinal gradients in species richness: a test with the endemic shorefishes of the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Ecology 86: 1771- 1782. [Download]
Mora C & Robertson DR. 2005. Factors shaping the range-size frequency distribution of the endemic fish fauna of the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Journal of Biogeography 32: 277-286. [Download]
Munroe TA. & Robertson DR 2005 Symphurus ocellaris, a new shallow-water symphurine tonguefish collected off Pacific Panama (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae) Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118:576-581 [Download]
Robertson DR, Ackerman JL, Choat JH, Posada JM, Pitt J . 2005. Ocean surgeonfish Acanthurus bahianus I. The geography of demography. Marine Ecology Progress Series 295: 229-244. [Download]
Robertson DR, Choat JH, Posada JM, Pitt J, Ackerman JL. 2005. Ocean surgeonfish Acanthurus bahianus II. Fishing effects on longevity, size and abundance? Marine Ecology Progress Series 295: 245-256. [Download]
Rocha LA, DR Robertson, CR. Rocha, JL. Van Tassell, M Craig, BW. Bowen. Recent colonization of the Atlantic by an Indo-Pacific reef fish Molecular Ecology 14: 3921-3928 [Download]
Rocha Luiz A, Robertson D. Ross , Roman Joe and Bowen Brian W. 2005. Ecological speciation in tropical reef fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) B 272: 573-579. [Download]


Robertson, D. Ross, Grove, Jack S., and McCosker, John E. 2004. "Tropical transpacific shore fishes." Pacific Science 58(4): 507-565. [Download]


Bay L K, Choat J H, van Herwerden L, Robertson D R. 2003g. High genetic diversities and complex genetic structure in an Indo-Pacific tropical reef fish (Chlorurus sordidus): evidence of an unstable evolutionary past? Marine Biology 144: 377-383. [Download]
Bernardi G, Bucciarelli G, Costagliola D, Robertson DR, Heiser JB. 2003e. Ecology and evolution of the coral reef fish genus Thalassoma (Labridae): 1. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography. Marine Biology 144: 369-375. [Download]
Carlin, JL, Robertson, DR and Bowen BW. 2003d. Ancient divergences and recent connections in two tropical Atlantic reef fishes Epinephelus adscensionis and Rypticus saponaceus (Percoidei: Serranidae). Marine Biology 143: 1057-1069. [Download]
Choat, JH, Robertson D R, Ackerman J L, and Posada J M. 2003a. An age-based demographic analysis of the Caribbean stoplight parrotfish Sparisoma viride. Marine Ecology Progress Series 246: 265-277. [Download]
Costagliola D, Robertson DR, Guidetti P, Stefanni S, Wirtz P, Heiser JB Bernardi G. 2003f. Evolution of the coral reef fish Thalassoma spp. (Labridae). 2. Evolution of the eastern Atlantic species. Marine Biology 144: 377-383. [Download]
H.A. Lessios, J. Kane, and D.R. Robertson. 2003c. Phylogeography of the pantropical sea urchin Tripneustes: contrasting patterns of population structure between oceans. Evolution 57: 2026-2036. [Download]
Randall JE, Allen GR and Robertson DR. 2003b. Myripristis earlei, a new soldierfish (Beryciformes: Holocentridae) from the Marquesas and Phoenix Islands. Zoological Studies 42: 405-410. [Download]


Allen G.R. and Robertson D.R. 2002c. Halichoeres salmofasciatus, a new species of wrasse (Pisces: Labridae) from Isla del Coco, tropical eastern Pacific. Aqua 5: 65-72. [Download]
Bergenius M. A. J., Meekan M.G., Robertson D. R. and McCormick M.I. 2002a. Larval growth predicts recruitment success of a coral reef fish. Oecologia 131: 521-525. [Download]
Choat J.H., Robertson D.R. Age-based studies on coral reef fishes. 2002d. pp 57-80. In: Sale P.F., Ed. Coral Reef Fishes: dynamics and diversity in a complex ecosystem. Academic Press, San Diego. [Download]
Randall, J.E., Earle J.L., Robertson D.R. 2002f . Iniistius auropunctatus, a new razorfish (Perciformes: Labradae) from the Marquesas Islands. Cybium 26: 92-98. [Download]
Rocha L, Bass A, Robertson DR and Bowen BW. 2002b. Adult habitat preferences, larval dispersal and the comparative phylogeography of three Atlantic surgeonfishes (Teleostei: Acanthuridae). Molecular Evolution 11: 243-252. [Download]
Swearer, SE, Shima, JS, Hellberg, ME, Thorrold, SR, Jones, GP, Robertson, DR, Morgan, SG, Selkoe, KQ, Ruiz, GM, Warner RR. 2002e. Evidence of self-recruitment in demersal marine populations. Bulletin of Marine Science 70: 251-272. [Download]


Bowen B.W., Bass A.L., Garcia-Rodriguez A. I., Rocha L.A, Robertson D.R. 2001e. Phylogeography of the trumpetfish (Aulostomus): ring species complex on a global scale. Evolution 55: 1029-1039. [Download]
Chao L.N., Bearez P., Robertson D.R. 2001h. A new genus and new species of Sciaenidae from the Gulf of Panama (Perciformes, Sciaenidae). Revista Biologia Tropical 49: 81-87. [Download]
Collette, B.B., Robertson D.R. 2001g. Redescription of Ammodytoides gilli, the tropical eastern Pacific sand lance (Teleostei, Ammodytoidae). Revista Biologia Tropical. 49: 111-115. [Download]
Hastings P.A., Robertson D.R. (Eds). 2001i. Systematics of tropical eastern Pacific fishes. Revista Biologia Tropical Supplement 49: XIV + 209 pp. [Download]
McCosker J., Robertson D.R. 2001f . Aplatophis zorro, a new species of eastern Pacific snake-eel, with comments on new world ophichthid distributions (Anguilliformes:Ophichthidae). Revista Biologia Tropical. 49: 13-19. [Download]
Muss A., Robertson D. R., Stepien C.A., Wirtz P., Bowen B. W. 2001c. Phylogeography of Ophioblennius: the role of ocean currents and geography in reef fish evolution. Evolution 55: 561-572. [Download]
Robertson D.R. 2001d. Population maintenance among tropical reef-fishes: inferences from the biology of small-island endemics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98: 5668-5670. [Download]
Victor BC, Wellington GM, Robertson DR, Ruttenberg B. 2001j. The effects of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation event on the distribution of reef associated labrid fishes in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of Marine Science 69: 279-288. [Download]
Wellington G.M., Robertson D.R. 2001a. Variation in larval life history characteristics traits among reef fishes across the isthmus of Panama. Marine Biology 138, 11-22. [Download]


Heiser, JB, Moura RL, Robertson DR. 2000. Two new species of creole wrasse (Labridae: Clepticus) from opposite sides of the Atlantic. Aqua 4: 67-76. [Download]


1999c. Schaerer, L. and Robertson D.R. 1999. Sperm and milt characteristics and male v. female investment in the Caribbean reef fish Thalassoma bifasciatum. Journal of Fish Biology 55: 329-343 [Download]
1999d. Swearer S.E. and Robertson D.R. Life history, pathology, and description of Kudoa ovivora n.sp. (Myxozoa, Myxoporea): an ovarian parasite of Caribbean labroid fishes. Journal of Parasitology 85 [Download]
1999e. D’Croz L, Robertson DR, Martinez JA. 1999 Cross-shelf distribution of nutrients, plankton and fish larvae in the San Blas Archipelago, Caribbean Panama. Revista Biologia Tropical 47: 203-215 [Download]
Allen G.R. and Robertson D.R. 1999g. Epinephelus clippertonensis, a new species of serranid fish from the tropical eastern Pacific. Revue francaise Aquariologie 26: 11-15. [Download]
Bernardi G., Robertson D.R., Clifton K.E., Azzuro E. 1999h. Molecular systematics, zoogeography, and evolutionar ecology, of the Atlantic parrotfish genus Sparisoma. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 15: 292-300. [Download]
Hastings P.A. and Robertson D.R. 1999f. Notes on a collection of chaenopsid blennies from Bahia Azul, Bocas del Toro, Caribbean Panama. Revue francaise Aquariologie 26:33-38. [Download]
Lessios H.A., Kessing B.D., Robertson D.R., and G. Paulay. 1999a. Phylogeography of the pantropical sea urchin Eucidaris in relation to land barriers and ocean currents. Evolution 53: 806-817. [Download]
Robertson, D.R., Swearer, S., Kaufmann K. and Brothers E.B. 1999b. Settlement vs environmental dynamics in a pelagic spawning reef fish at Caribbean Panama. Ecological Monographs 69: 195-218. [Download]


Hastings P. and Robertson D.R. 1998f. Acanthemblemaria atrata and A. mangognatha, new species of eastern Pacific barnacle blennies (Chaenopsidae) from Isla del Coco, Costa Rica and Islas Revillagigedos, Mexico, and their relationships with other barnacle blennies. Revue francaise Aquariologie 25:107-118. [Download]
Lessios H.A.L, Kessing B., Robertson D.R. 1998a. Massive gene flow across the world's most potent geographic barrier. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 265:583-588. [Download]
Pandolfi J, Robertson D.R. and Kirtley D.W. 1998e. Roles for worms in reef building. Coral Reefs 17: 120. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1998b. Implications of body-size for interspecific interactions and assemblage-organization among coral reef fishes. Australian Journal of Ecology 23:252-257. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1998d. Do coral-reef fish faunas have a distinctive taxonomic structure? Coral Reefs 17: 179-186. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and Kaufmann K.W. 1998c. Assessing early-recruitment dynamics and its demographic consequences among tropical reef fishes: accomodating variation in recruitment seasonality and longevity. Australian Journal of Ecology 23:226-233. [Download]


Allen G.R. and Robertson D.R. 1997a. An annotated checklist of the fishes of Clipperton Atoll, tropical eastern Pacific. Revista de Biologia Tropical 45:813-843. [Download]
D.Croz, L. and Robertson D.R. 1997b. Coastal oceanographic conditions affecting coral reefs on both sides of the isthmus of Panama. Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium 2:2053-2058. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. 1996a. Interspecific competition controls abundance and habitat use of territorial Caribbean damselfishes. Ecology 77:885-899. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1996d. Egg size in relation to fertilization dynamics in free spawning tropical reef fishes. Oecologia 108:95-104. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and G.R. Allen. 1996b. Zoogeography of the shorefish fauna of Clipperton Atoll. Coral Reefs 15:121-131. [Download]
Shulman, Myra Joy; Robertson, D. Ross. 1996. Changes in the coral reefs of San Blas, Caribbean Panama: 1983-1990. Coral Reefs, 15(4): 231-236. [Download]


Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson. 1995c. Pseudogramma axelrodi , a new species of serranid fish from the tropical eastern Pacific ocean. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 44:72-75. [Download]
Allen, G.R. and D.R.Robertson. 1995b. Xyrichtys wellingtoni, a new species of wrasse (Labridae) from Clipperton Island, tropical eastern Pacific. Revue francaise Aquariologie 22:80-82. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1995a. Competitive ability and the potential for lotteries among territorial reef fishes. Oecologia 103:180-190. [Download]


1994b. Sweatman, H.P.A and D.R Robertson. Grazing halos and predation on juvenile Caribbean surgeonfishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 111: 1- [Download]
Cole, Kathleen S.; Robertson, D. Ross; Cedeno, A. A.. 1994. Does Gonad Structure Reflect Sexual Patterns in all Gobiid Fishes?. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 41: 301-309. [Download]
Wellington, G.M., G.R Allen and D.R. Robertson. 1994. Xyrichtys perlas, (Labridae) a new species of razorfish from the tropical Eastern Pacific. Revue Francaise Aquariologie 21:49-52 [Download]


Clifton, K.C. and D.R. Robertson. 1993b. Risks of alternative mating tactics. Nature 366:520. [Download]
Robertson, D.R., U.M. Schober and J.D. Brawn. 1993a. Comparative variation in spawning output and juvenile recruitment of some Caribbean reef fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 94:105-113. [Download]


Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson. 1992b. Serranus socorroensis, a new species of serranid fish from the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean. Revue francaise Aquariologie 19:37-40. [Download]
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson. 1992c. Deux nouvelles especes de Girelles (Labridae: Halichoeres) du Pacifique oriental tropical. Revue francaise Aquariologie 19:47-52. [Download]
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson. 1992d. Three new species of Triplefins (Pisces: Tripterygiidae) from Malpelo and Socorro Islands, in the tropical eastern Pacific. Revue francaise Aquariologie 19:53-56. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1992e. Patterns of lunar settlement and early-recruitment in Caribbean reef fishes at Panama. Marine Biology 114:527-537. [Download]


Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson. 1991a. Quatre espèces nouvelles d'Opisthognathidae (Jawfishes) du Pacifique oriental tropical. Revue francaise Aquariologie 18:47-52. [Download]
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson. 1991d. Descriptions of two new genera and four new species of Triplefins (Pisces: Tripterygiidae) from the tropical eastern Pacific. Revue francaise Aquariologie 18: 79-82. [Download]
Guzman, H.M., D.R. Robertson and M.L. Diaz. 1991. Distribución y abundancia de corales en el arrecife del Refugio de Vida Silvestre Isla Iguana, Pacifico de Panama. Revista Biologica Tropical 39:225-231 [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1991b. Increases in surgeonfish populations after mass mortality of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum in Panama indicate food limitation. Marine Biology 11:437-444. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1991c. The role of adult biology in the timing of spawning of tropical reef fishes. In: P.F. Sale (Ed). The Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes. Academic Press. pp 356-382. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. 1990b. Differences in the seasonalities of spawning and recruitment of some small neotropical reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 144:49-62. [Download]
Robertson, D.R., C.W. Petersen and J.D. Brawn. 1990a. Lunar reproductive cycles of benthic-brooding reef fishes: reflections of larval-biology or adult-biology? Ecological Monographs 60:311-329. [Download]


1989a. Guzman, H.M. and D.R. Robertson. Population and feeding responses of the corallivorous pufferfish Arothron meleagris to coral mortalities in the Eastern Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 55: 121-131. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1989b. Settlement and population dynamics of Abudefduf saxatilis on patch reefs in Caribbean Panama. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Coral Reefs 2:839-844. [Download]


1988b. K. S. Cole and D. R. Robertson. Protogyny in the Caribbean goby Coryphopterus personatus: gonad ontogeny and social influences on sex-change. Bulletin of Marine Science 42: 317-333. [Download]
D. R. Robertson, D. G. Green and B. Victor. 1988a. Temporal coupling of the production and recruitment of larvae of a Caribbean reef fish. Ecology 69: 370-381. [Download]
D. R. Robertson. 1988c. Abundances of surgeonfishes on patch reefs in Caribbean Panamá: due to settlement, or post-settlement events? Marine Biology 97: 495-501. [Download]
D. R. Robertson. 1988d. Extreme variation in settlement of the Caribbean triggerfish Balistes vetula, in Panama. Copeia 1988: 698-703. [Download]


D.R. Robertson. 1987. Responses of two coral reef toadfishes to the demise of their primary prey, the sea urchin Diadema antillarum. Copeia 1987:637-642. [Download]


Robertson, D. R. and S. D. Gaines. 1986. Interference competition structures habitat use in a local assemblage of coral reef surgeonfishes. Ecology 67:1372-1383. [Download]


Robertson, D. R. 1985. Sexual-size dimorphism in surgeon fishes. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Coral Reefs 5:403-408. [Download]


Lessios, H.A., D.R. Robertson and J.D. Cubit. 1984b. Spread of Diadema mortality through the Caribbean. Science 226:335-337. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1984a. Cohabitation of competing territorial damselfishes on a Caribbean coral reef. Ecology 65:1121-1135. [Download]


1983c. Hoffman, S.G. and D.R. Robertson. On the foraging and reproduction of two Caribbean reef toadfishes (Batrachoididae). Bulletin of Marine Science 33:919-927. [Download]
Lessios, H.A., P.W. Glynn and D.R. Robertson. 1983a. Mass mortalities of coral reef organisms. Science 222:715. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1983b. On the spawning behavior and spawning cycles of eight surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae) from the Indo-Pacific. Environmental Biology of Fishes 9:192-223. [Download]


Bailey, T.G. and D.R. Robertson. 1982b. Organic and caloric levels of fish feces in relation to its consumption by coprophagous reef fishes. Marine Biology 69:45-50. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1982a. Fish feces as fish food on a Pacific coral reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 7:253-265. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and G. Justines. 1982d. Protogynous hermaphroditism and gonochorism in four Caribbean reef gobies. Environmental Biology of Fishes 7:137-142. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and S.A. Foster. 1982c. Off-reef emigration of young adults of the labrid fish Epibulus insidiator. Copeia 1982:227-229. [Download]
Robertson, D.R., R.R. Reinboth and R.W. Bruce. 1982e. Gonochorism, protogynous sex-change and spawning of three sparisomatinine parrotfishes from the Western Indian Ocean. Bulletin of Marine Science 34:868-879. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. 1981e. The social and mating systems of two labrid fishes, Halichoeres maculipinna and H. garnoti, off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Marine Biology 64:327-340. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and N.V.C. Polunin. 1981b. Coexistence: symbiotic sharing of feeding territories and algal food by some coral reef fishes from the Western Indian Ocean. Marine Biology 62:185-195. [Download]
Robertson, D.R., S.G. Hoffman and J.M. Sheldon. 1981d. Availability of space for the territorial Caribbean damselfish Eupomacentrus planifrons. Ecology 62:1162-1169. [Download]


Patton, Wendell K.; Robertson, D. Ross. 1980. Pair formation in a coral inhabiting hermit crab. Oecologia, 47(2): 267-269. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and B. Lassig. 1980a. Spatial distribution patterns and coexistence of a group of territorial damselfishes from the Great Barrier Reef. Bulletin of Marine Science 30:187-203. [Download]
Waldner, R.E. and D.R. Robertson. 1980b. Patterns of habitat partitioning by eight species of territorial Caribbean damselfishes (Pisces: Pomacentridae). Bulletin of Marine Science 30:171-186. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. and J.M. Sheldon. 1979b. Competitive interactions and the availability of sleeping sites for a diurnal coral reef fish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 40:285-298. [Download]
Robertson, D.R., N.V.C. Polunin and K. Leighton. 1979a. The behavioral ecology of three Indian Ocean Surgeonfishes (Acanthurus lineatus, A. leucosternon and Zebrasoma scopas): their feeding strategies and social and mating systems. Environmental Biology of Fishes 4:125-170. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. and R.R. Warner. 1978b. Sexual patterns in the labroid fishes of the western Caribbean. II. The parrotfishes (Scaridae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 255:1-26. [Download]
Warner, R.R. and D.R. Robertson. 1978a. Sexual patterns in the labroid fishes of the western Caribbean. I. The wrasses (Labridae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 254:1-27. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. and S.G. Hoffman. 1977. The roles of female mate choice and predation in the mating systems of some tropical labroid fishes. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie 45:298-320. [Download]


Robertson, D.R., H.P.A. Sweatman, E.A. Fletcher, and M.G. Cleland. 1976. Schooling as a mechanism for circumventing the territoriality of competitors. Ecology 57:1208-1220. [Download]


Choat, J.H. and D. R. Robertson. 1975a. Protogynous hermaphroditism in fishes of the family Scaridae. In: Intersexuality in the Animal Kingdom. R.Reinboth (ed.), pp. 264-283. [Download]
Warner, R.R., D.R. Robertson and E.G. Leigh, Jr. 1975b. Sex change and sexual selection. Science 190:633-638. [Download]


D Ross Robertson 1974. A study of the ethology and reproductive biology of the labrid fish, Labroides dimidiatus at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef. PhD thesis, University of Queensland 535 pp. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and G.R. Allen. 1974. Descriptions of four new damselfishes (Pomacentridae) from Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 29(4): 153–167, plates 1–5. [8 May 1974]. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1974.229 [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and G.R. Allen. 1981c. Stegastes mellis (Emery et Burgess, 1974), le juvenile de la Demoiselle caraibe Stegastes diencaeus (Jordan et Rutter, 1898). Revue Francaise Aquariologie 7:109-112. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. and J.H. Choat. 1974a. Protogynous hermaphroditism and social systems in Labrid fish. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Coral Reefs 1:217-224. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. 1973. Sex changes under the waves. New Scientist 58:538-540. [Download]
Robertson, D.R. 1973b. Field observations on the reproductive behavior of a Pomacentrid fish, Acanthochromis polyacanthus. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie 32:319-324. [Download]


Robertson, D.R. 1972. Social control of sex reversal in a coral reef fish. Science 177:1007-1009. [Download]