Publications of the Tricas Lab

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T.C. Tricas and K.S. Boyle. Acoustic behavior in Hawaiian coral reef fish communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series (in press)

Dewan, A.K. and T.C. Tricas. Cytoarchitecture of the telencephalon in the coral reef multiband butterflyfish (Chaetodon multicinctus: Perciformes). Brain Behavior and Evolution 84:31-50

Boyle, K.S and T.C. Tricas. 2014. Discrimination of mates and intruders: visual and olfactory cues for a monogamous territorial coral reef butterflyfish. Animal Behaviour 92:33-43

Boyle, K.S., A.K. Dewan and T.C. Tricas. 2013. Fast Drum Strokes: Novel and convergent features of sonic muscle ultrastructure, innervation, and motor neuron organization in the pyramid butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis). Journal of Morphology 274:377-394

Tricas, T.C. and B.A. Carlson. 2012. Electroreceptors and magnetoreceptors, pp. 705-725. In: Cell Physiology Source Book: Essentials of Membrane Biophysics (N. Sperlakis, ed.), 4th ed. Academic Press, San Diego

Boyle, K.S. and T.C. Tricas. 2011. Sound production in the longnose butterflyfishes (genus Forcipiger): cranial kinematics, muscle activity and honest signals. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:3829-3842

Dewan, A.K. and T.C. Tricas. 2011. Arginine vasotocin neuronal phenotypes and their relationship to aggressive behavior in the territorial monogamous multiband butterflyfish, Chaetodon multicinctus. Brain Research 1401:74-84

Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 2011. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) modulates auditory processing in the fish brain. Hormones and Behavior 59:451-464

Publications Rivera-Vicente, A.C., J. Sewell and T.C. Tricas. 2011. Electrosensitive spatial vectors in elasmobranch fishes: Implications for source localization. Public Library of Science One 6(1): e16008 p.1-15

Dewan, A.D., M.L. Ramey and T.C. Tricas. 2011. Arginine vasotocin neuronal phenotypes, telencephalic fiber varicosities, and social behavior in butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): Potential similarities to birds and mammals. Hormones and Behavior 59:56-66

Boyle, K.S. and T.C. Tricas. 2010. Pulse sound generation, anterior swim bladder buckling, and associated muscle activity in the pyramid butterflyfish, Hemitaurichthys polylepis. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:3881-3893

Publications McComb, D.M., T.C. Tricas and S.M. Kajiura. 2009. Enhanced visual fields in hammerhead sharks. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:4010-4018

Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 2009. Encoding properties of auditory neurons in the brain of a soniferous damselfish: response to simple tones and complex conspecific signals. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 195:1071–1088

Tricas, T.C., S.M. Kajiura and A.P. Summers.  2009. Response of the hammerhead shark olfactory epithelium to amino acid stimuli. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 195:947–954

Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 2009. Central projections of octavolateralis nerves in the brain of a soniferous damselfish (Abudefduf abdominalis). Journal of Comparative Neurology 512:628–650

Tricas, T.C. 2008. Commentary: Ampullary systems.  Journal of Physiology-Paris 102:157-158

Dewan, A.K., K.P. Maruska, and T.C. Tricas. 2008. Arginine vasotocin neuronal phenotypes among congeneric territorial and shoaling reef butterflyfishes: Species, sex and reproductive season comparisons. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 20:1382-1394

Heist, E.J., J. Sipiorski and T.C. Tricas. 2008. Development of DNA microsatellite markers in the multiband butterflyfish (Chaetodon multicinctus). Molecular Ecology Resources 8:1518-1519

Hanke, W., Boyle, K. and T.C.Tricas. 2008. Flow measurements during the multimodal communication in Hawaiian butterflyfish, pp. 53.1-53.6. In: B.Ruck, A.Leder & D.Dophedide (eds.), Lasermethoden in der Strömungsmesstechnik, German Association for Laser Anemometry, Karlsruhe

Motta, P.J., R.E. Hueter, T.C. Tricas, A.P. Summers, D.R. Huber, D. Lowry, K.R. Mara, M.P. Matott, L.B. Whitenack and A.P. Wintzer. 2008. Functional morphology of the feeding apparatus, feeding constraints, and suction performance in the nurse shark Ginglymostoma cirratum. Journal of Morphology 269:1041-1055

Manire, C.A., L.E.L. Rasmussen, K.P. Maruska, and T.C. Tricas. 2007. Sex, seasonal, and stress-related variations in elasmobranch corticosterone concentrations. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 148:926-935

Maruska, K.P., K.S. Boyle, L.R. Dewan and T.C. Tricas.  2007. Sound production and spectral hearing sensitivity in the Hawaiian sergeant damselfish, Abudefduf abdominalis. Journal of Experimental Biology 210:3990-4004

Camperi, M., T.C. Tricas and B.R. Brown. 2007. From morphology to neural information: the electric sense of the skate. Public Library of Science, Computational Biology 3:1083-1096

Mann, D.M., B.M. Casper, K.S. Boyle and T.C. Tricas. 2007. On the attraction of larval fishes to reef sounds. Marine Ecology Progress Series  338:307–310

Maruska, K. and T.C. Tricas. 2007. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and receptor distributions in the visual processing regions of four coral reef fishes. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 70:40-56 

Maruska, K.P., M.H.  Mizobe and T.C. Tricas. 2007. Sex and seasonal co-variation of arginine vasotocin (AVT) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons in the brain of the blue spot goby. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 147:129-144 

Tricas, T.C., S.M. Kajiura and R. Kosaki. 2006. Acoustic communication in territorial butterflyfish: test of the sound production hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Biology 209:4994-5004  

Hagedorn, M. and T. Tricas. 2005. Book Review - Electroreception (Springer Handbook of Auditory Research 21, series eds R.R. Fay and A.N. Popper). Fish and Fisheries 6:362-363

Maruska, K.M. and T.C. Tricas. 2004. Test of the mechanotactile hypothesis: neuromast morphology and response dynamics of mechanosensory lateral line primary afferents in the stingray. Journal of Experimental Biology 207:3463-3476

Tricas, T.C. and J.A. Sisneros. 2004. Ecological functions and adaptations of the elasmobranch electrosense, pp. 308-329. In: G. von der Emde, J. Mogdans & B.G. Kapoor (eds.), The Senses of Fish: Adaptations for the Reception of Natural Stimuli, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi

Bodznick, D., J. Montgomery and T.C. Tricas. 2003. Electroreception: extracting behaviorally important signals from noise, pp. 389-403. In: S.P. Collin & N.J. Marshall (eds.), Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments, Springer-Verlag, New York

Sisneros, J.A. and T.C. Tricas. 2002. Neuroethology and life history adaptations of the elasmobranch electric sense.  Journal of Physiology - Paris 96:379-389

Sisneros, J.S. and T.C. Tricas. 2002. Ontogenetic changes in the response properties of the peripheral electrosensory system in the Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina). Brain, Behavior and Evolution 59:130-140

Motta, P.J., R.E. Hueter, T.C. Tricas and A.P. Summers. 2002. Kinematic analysis of suction feeding in the nurse shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum (Orectolobiformes, Ginglymostomatidae). Copeia 2002(1):24-38

Boyle, R., A.F. Mensinger, K. Yoshida, S. Usui, A. Intravaia, T. Tricas and S.M. Highstein. 2001. Neural readaptation to earth's gravity following return from space. Journal of Neurophysiology 86:2118-2122

Tricas, T.C. and S.H. Gruber. 2001. The Behavior and Sensory Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes: An Anthology in Memory of Donald Richard Nelson. Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes 20, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 320 pp.

Tricas, T.C. 2001. The neuroecology of the elasmobranch electrosensory world: why peripheral morphology shapes behavior. Environmental Biology of Fishes 60:77-92

Tricas, T.C. 2001. Shark meets man: the research and academic life of Donald Richard Nelson (1939-1997). Environmental Biology of Fishes 60:15-18

Tricas, T.C. and S.H. Gruber. 2001. Prelude to the anthology in memory of Donald Richard Nelson. Environmental Biology of Fishes 60:7-11

Sisneros, J.A. and T.C. Tricas. 2000. Androgen-induced changes in the response dynamics of ampullary electrosensory primary afferent neurons. Journal of Neuroscience 20:8586-8595

Forlano, P.M., K.P. Maruska, S.A. Sower, J.A. King and T.C. Tricas. 2000. Differential distribution of gonadotropin-releasing hormone-immunoreactive neurons in the stingray brain: functional and evolutionary considerations. General and Comparative Endocrinology 118(2):226-248

Tricas, T.C., K.P Maruska and E. Rasmussen. 2000. Annual cycles of steroid hormone production, gonad development, and reproductive behavior in the Atlantic stingray. General and Comparative Endocrinology 118(2):209-225

Kajiura, S.M., Sebastian, A. and T.C. Tricas. 2000. Dermal bite wounds as indicators of reproductive seasonality and behaviour in the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina. Environmental Biology of Fishes 58(1):23-31

Tricas, T.C. 1999. Shark Ecology. In: Sharks (J. Stevens, ed.), 2nd ed., pp. 96-101, Weldons Pty., NSW

Maruska, K.M. and T.C. Tricas. 1998. Morphology of the mechanosensory lateral line system in the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina: The Mechanotactile Hypothesis. Journal of Morphology 238:1-22

Sisneros, J.A., T.C. Tricas and C.A. Luer. 1998. Response properties and biological function of the skate electrosensory system during ontogeny. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A 183(1):87-99

Tricas, T.C. and J.G. New. 1998. Sensitivity and response dynamics of electrosensory primary afferent neurons to near threshold fields in the round stingray. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A 182(1):89-101

New, J.G. and T.C. Tricas. 1997. Electroreceptors and Magnetoreceptors: Morphology and Function. In: Cell Physiology Source Book (N. Sperlakis, ed.), 2nd ed., pp. 741-758. Academic Press, San Diego

Motta, P.J., T.C. Tricas, R.E. Hueter and A.P. Summers. 1997. Feeding mechanics and functional morphology of the jaws of the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris (Chondrichthyes, Carcharhinidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 200:2765-2780

Tricas, T.C., K. Deacon, P. Last, J.E. McCosker, T.I. Walker and L. Taylor. 1997. Sharks and Rays. Weldon Owen, Sydney, 288 pp.

Maruska, K.M., E.G. Cowie and T.C. Tricas. 1996. Periodic gonadal activity and protracted mating in elasmobranch fishes. Journal of Experimental Zoology 276:219-232

Kajiura, S.M. and T.C. Tricas. 1996. Seasonal dynamics of dental sexual dimorphism in the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina. Journal of Experimental Biology 199:2297-2306

Tricas, T.C ., S.W. Michael and J.A. Sisneros. 1995. Electrosensory optimization to conspecific phasic signals for mating. Neuroscience Letters 202(1-2):129-132

Motta, P.J., R.E. Heuter and T.C. Tricas. 1991. An electromyographic analysis of the biting mechanism of the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris: Functional and evolutionary implications. Journal of Morphology 210:55-69

Tricas, T.C. and S.M. Highstein. 1991. Action of the octavolateralis efferent system upon the lateral line of free-swimming toadfish, Opsanus tau. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A 169:25-37

Tricas, T.C. and S.M. Highstein. 1990. Visually mediated inhibition of lateral line primary afferent activity by the octavolateralis efferent system during predation in the free-swimming toadfish, Opsanus tau. Experimental Brain Research 83:233-236

Tricas, T.C. 1989. Food and competitors as determinants of territory size in the Hawaii butterflyfish, Chaetodon multicinctus. Animal Behaviour 37:830-841

Tricas, T.C. 1989. Prey selection by coral-feeding butterfly-fishes: strategies to maximize the profit. Environmental Biology of Fishes 25:171-185

Tricas, T.C. and J.T. Hiramoto. 1989. Sexual differentiation, oocyte development, and spawning seasonality of the butterflyfish, Chaetodon multicinctus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 25:111-124

Hourigan, T., T.C. Tricas and E.S. Reese. 1988. Coral reef fishes as indicators of environmental stress in coral reefs. In: Marine Organisms as Indicators (D.F. Soule and G.S. Kleppel, eds.), pp. 107-135, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY

Tricas, T.C. 1987. Shark Ecology. In: Sharks and Shark Attack (J. Stevens, ed.), pp. 96-101, Weldons Pty., NSW

Tricas, T.C. 1986. Life history, foraging ecology, and territorial behavior of the Hawaiian butterflyfish, Chaetodon multicinctus. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Hawaii (Honolulu), 248 pp.

Tricas, T.C. 1985. Feeding ethology of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Memoirs of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 9:81-91

Tricas, T.C. 1985. The economics of foraging in corallivorous butterflyfishes of Hawaii. Proceedings of the 5th International Coral Reef Congress 5:409-414

Tricas, T.C. and E.M. LeFeuvre. 1985. Mating behavior of the reef white-tip shark, Triaenodon obesus. Marine Biology 84(3):233-237

Tricas, T.C. and J.E. McCosker. 1984. Predatory behavior of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, and notes on its biology. Proceedings of the California Academy of Science 43(14):221-238

Tricas, T.C. 1982. Bioelectric-mediated predation by swell sharks Cephaloscyllium ventriosum. Copeia 1982(4):948-952

Tricas, T.C., L.R. Taylor and G. Naftel. 1981. Diel activity of the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier, at French Frigate Shoals, Hawaiian Islands. Copeia 1981(4):904-908

Tricas, T.C. 1980. Courtship and mating-related behaviors in myliobatid rays. Copeia 1980(3):553-556

Tricas, T.C. 1979. Relationships of the blue shark Prionace glauca, and its prey species near Santa Catalina Island, California. Fishery Bulletin 77(1):175-182

Tricas, T.C. 1977. Food habits, movements, and seasonal abundance of the blue shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharhinidae), in southern California waters. Master's thesis, California State University, Long Beach, 79 pp.

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