Publications based on survey results

Publications based on survey results


The following papers have been published to date (in chronological order):

Holleman, W. & Bogorodsky; S. V. 2012. A review of the blennioid fish family Tripterygiidae (Perciformes) in the Red Sea, with description of Enneapterygius qirmiz, and reinstatement of Enneapterygius altipinnis Clark, 1980. Zootaxa 3152: 36–60.

Gon, O., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2013. Description of a new species of the cardinalfish genus Pseudamiops (Perciformes, Apogonidae) from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 3701 (1): 93–100.

Randall, J.E., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2013. Four new soles (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) of the genus Aseraggodes from the western Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 8: 1-17.

Gill, A., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2013. Acanthoplesiops cappuccino, a new species of acanthoclinine fish from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Plesiopidae). Zootaxa 3750 (3): 216-222.

Randall J.E., Bogorodsky, S.V., Alpermann, T.J., Satapoomin, U., Mooi, R.D. & Mal, A.O. 2013. Pempheris flavicycla, a new pempherid fish from the Indian Ocean, previously identified as P. vanicolensis Cuvier. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 9: 1-23.

Greenfield, D., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2014. Two new Red Sea dwarfgobies (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Eviota). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 10: 1-10.

Gill, A., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2014. Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus, new genus and species of gobioid fish from the Red Sea (Gobioidei: Xenisthmidae). Zootaxa 3755 (5): 491-495.

Brösing, A., Spiridonov, V.,  Al-Aidaroos, A. M. & Türkay, M. 2014. Description of a new genus, new species of Sesarmidae (Crustacea, Decapoda) from the Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Journal of Crustacean Biology 34(2): 273-282.

Brösing, A., AL-Aidaroos, A. M. & Türkay, M. 2014. The Red Sea species of Cymo de Haan, 1833 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Xanthidae), associates of scleractinian corals.  Zootaxa. 3779 (2): 195–214.

Sakai, K., Al Aidaroos, A. M., Brösing, A., Spiridonov, V., Werding, B. and Türkay, M.  2014. A collection of Callianassidea Dana, 1852 (Decapoda, Pleocyemata) from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea coast with a check-list of all ghost shrimps (Thalassinidea and Callianassidea) known from the area. Crustaceana 87(4): 489-512.

Bogorodsky, S. V., Last, P. R., Alpermann, T. J., & Mal, A. O. 2014. Records of Himantura granulata (Dasyatidae) and Rhinoptera jayakari (Rhinopteridae) from the Red Sea. Zoology in the Middle East 60(2): 144–153.

Fricke, R., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2014. Review of the genus Diplogrammus (Teleostei: Callionymidae) of the Red Sea, with description of a new species from Saudi Arabia, Journal of Natural History 48 (39-40): 2419-2448. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2014.925598

Bogorodsky, S.V., Alpermann, T.J., Mal, A.O. & Gabr, M.H. 2014. Survey of demersal fishes from southern Saudi Arabia, with five new records for the Red Sea. Zootaxa 3852, 401–437. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3852.4.1

Kovačić, M., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2014. A new species of Hetereleotris (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Farasan Island (Red Sea). Zootaxa 3846 (1): 119-126.

Alpermann, T.J., Plieske, J., Mal, A.O., Gon, O. & Berumen, M.L. 2014. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for Siphamia tubifer Weber (Perciformes: Apogonidae). Conservation Genetics Resources – online 14. Juli 2014:

Randall, J.E., Victor, B.C., Bogorodsky, S.V., Alpermann, T.J., Mal, A.O., Satapoomin, U., & Bineesh, K. K. 2014. Rebuttal to Koeda et al. (2014) on the Red Sea fishes of the perciform genus Pempheris. Zootaxa 3887(3): 377-392. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3887.3.5

Smith, D. G., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2014. Records of the eels Kaupichthys atronasus ( Chlopsidae ), Phyllophichthus xenodontus ( Ophichthidae ), and Gorgasia preclara ( Congridae ) from the Red Sea. Cybium 38(4): 301-306.

Iwatsuki, Y., Bogorodsky, S.V., Tanaka F., Mal, A.O. & Ali, A.H., 2015. Range extension of Gerres infasciatus (Perciformes: Gerreidae) from the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, with distributional implications for the G. filamentosus complex. Cybium 39(2): 155-160.

Craig M., Bogorodsky, S.V., Randall, J.E. & Mal, A.O., 2015. Lepadichthys bilineatus, a new species of clingfish from Oman (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae), with a redescription of Lepadichthys erythraeus Briggs and Link from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 3990 (1): 113-122.

Hoese, D.F., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O., 2015. Description of a new species of Trimma (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Red Sea, with a discussion of the generic separation of Trimma and Priolepis. Zootaxa 4027 (4): 538-550.

Sakai, K., Türkay, M. & Al-Aidaroos, A. 2015. One new species of a new genus, Kuwaitupogebia gen. nov., in a new family, Kuwaitupogebiidae fam. nov., from Kuwait, and two new species of the genus Upogebia from the Red Sea (Decapoda, Thalassinidea). Crustaceana 88 (10-11): 1221-1234.

Al-Aidaroos, A. M., El-Sherbiny, M.M. & Mantha, G. 2016. Spatial heterogeneity of zooplankton abundance and diversity in the Saudi coastal waters of the Southern Red Sea. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 45 (1): 70-85.

Erpenbeck, D., Voigt, O., Al-Aidaroos, A., Berumen M.L., Büttner , G., Catania, D., Guirguis, A.N., Paulay, G., Schätzle, S. & Wörheide, G. 2016. Molecular biodiversity of Red Sea demosponges. Marine Pollution Bulletin, in press. Available online 7 January 2016. doi:  10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.004

Kovacic, M., Bogorodsky, S.V. &  Mal, A.O. 2016. A new species of Coryogalops (Perciformes: Gobiidae) and the first adult record of Feia nympha from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 4097 (3): 341–352. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4097.3.3

Bogorodsky, S.V., Suzuki, T. & Mal, A.O. 2016. Description of a new species of Priolepis (Perciformes:Gobiidae) from the Red Sea, a new record of Priolepis compita, and a distributional range extension of Trimma fishelsoni. Zootaxa 4150(2):168-184. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4150.2.5

Bogorodsky, S.V., Alpermann, T.J. & Mal, A.O. 2016. Redescription of Cheilinus quinquecinctus Rüppell, 1835 (Pisces: Perciformes, Labridae), a valid endemic Red Sea wrasse. Zootaxa 4158(4): 451-472. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4158.4.1

Delventhal, N.R., Mooi, R.D., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2016. A review of the Callogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Red Sea with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 4179 (2): 225-243. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4179.2.3

Matsunuma, M., Bogorodsky, S.V., Motomura, H. & Mal, A.O. 2016. Objective record of Pterois russelii (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) from the Red Sea. Cybium 40 (4): 333-337.

Kovacic, M., Bogorodsky, S.V., Mal, A.O. & Alpermann, T. 2017. First record of Valencienna parva (Teleostei: Perciformes, Gobiidae) for the Red Sea, with a key to Red Sea species of the genus. Marine Biodiversity (online first): 1-8. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0719-y

Sonnewald, M. & El-Sherbiny, M.M. 2017. Editorial: Red Sea biodiversity. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 991-993. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0648-9

Al-Haj, A.E. & Al-Aidaroos, A.M. 2017. Description of the first stage zoeas of four species of Etisus (Brachyura, Xanthoidea, Etisinae) reared from the central Red Sea, Saudi Arabia. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1185-1191. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0644-0

Matsunuma, M., Bogorodsky, S.V., Mal, A.O., Ando, Y. & Motomura, H. 2017. Reinstatement of Minous inermis and M. trachycephalus (Synanceiidae) to the checklist of Red Sea fishes, with comments on M. monodactylus. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1287-1291. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0716-1

Al-Aidaroos, A.M., Kumar, A.A.J. & Al-Haj, A. 2017. Redescription of the larval stages of Leptodius exaratus (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) from the Red Sea, with notes on the male gonopods. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1171-1184. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0692-5

El-Sherbiny, M. & Al-Aidaroos, A.M. 2017. A new species of Calanopia (Copepoda, Calanoida, Pontellidae) from the plankton of the central Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1137-1145. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0694-3

Devassy, R.P., El-Sherbiny, M.M., Al-Sofyani, A.M. & Al-Aidaroos, A.M. 2017. Spatial variation in the phytoplankton standing stock and diversity in relation to the prevailing environmental conditions along the Saudi Arabian coast of the northern Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 995-1008. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0693-4

Ďuriš, Z. 2017. Palaemonid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) of Saudi Arabia from the ‘Red Sea Biodiversity Survey’ 2011–2013, with 11 new records for the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1147-1161. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0681-8

Voigt, O., Erpenbeck, D., González-Pech, R.A., Al-Aidaroos, A.M., Berumen, M.L. & Wörheide, G. 2017. Calcinea of the Red Sea: providing a DNA barcode inventory with description of four new species. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1009-1034. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0671-x

Cepeda, D., Martin, D., Britayev, T.A., Al-Aidaroos, A.M. & Lattig, P. 2017. Haplosyllis (Annelida: Syllidae) from Saudi Arabian Red Sea, with the description of a new endosymbiotic species and a dichotomous key for the Indo-Pacific species. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1123-1129. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0675-6

Wehe, T. 2017. New records of scale worms (Polychaeta: Annelida) from the Red Sea collected during the KAU–SRI biodiversity survey along the coast of Saudi Arabia. Families Iphionidae, Polynoidae and Sigalionidae. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1131-1136. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0720-5

Marceniuk, A.P., Bogorodsky, S.V., Mal, A.O. & Alpermann, T.J. 2017. Redescription of the blacktip sea catfish Plicofollis dussumieri (Valenciennes) (Siluriformes: Ariidae), with a new record from the Red Sea and notes on the diversity and distribution of Plicofollis spp.. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1239-1250. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0760-x

Britayev, T.A., Spiridonov, V.A. & El-Sherbiny, M. 2017. Biodiversity of the community associated with Pocillopora verrucosa (Scleractinia: Pocilloporidae) in the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1093-1109. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0759-3

Bogorodsky, S.V., Iwatsuki, Y., Amir, S.A., Mal, A.O. & Alpermann, T.J. Morphological and molecular divergence between Crenidens crenidens (Forsskål, 1775) and C. indicus Day, 1873 (Perciformes: Sparidae) and notes on a Red Sea endemic lineage of C. crenidens. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1273-1285. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0764-6

Al Haj, A.E., Al-Aidaroos, A.M. & Kumar, A.A.J. 2017. Description of the larval stages of the Red Sea-inhabiting Cymo melanodactylus de Haan, 1833, C. andreossyi (Audouin, 1826) and C. quadrilobatus Miers, 1884 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthidae: Cymoinae) reared under laboratory conditions. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1193-1207. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0777-1

Bogorodsky, S.V., Smith-Vaniz, W.F., Mal, A.O. & Alpermann, T. 2017. Review of Carangoides (Perciformes: Carangidae) from the Red Sea, with a new record of Imposter Trevally Carangoides talamparoides Bleeker, 1852. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1251-1271. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0776-2

Erpenbeck, D., …, Al-Aidaroos, A.M. et al. 2017. Diversity of two widespread Indo-Pacific demosponge species revisited. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1035-1043. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0783-3

Al-Aidaroos A.M., Kumar A.A.J., Al-Haj A.E. & Sonnewald M. 2017. A new species of Schizophrys (Majoidea: Majidae: Majinae) from the Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia with description of its first zoea. Marine Biodiversity 47(4): 1163-1169. DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0800-6

Abstracts, presentations and reports (in chronological order)

Spiridonov, V., Türkay, M., Brösing, A. and Al-Aidaroos, A. 2013. Portunoid crabs as indicators of the Red Sea fauna history and endemism. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 15: EGU2013-3947.

Alpermann, T.J., Bogorodsky, S.V., Mal, A.O., von Mach, C. & Gabr, M.H. 2013. Patterns of evolutionary diversification in Red Sea fishes as revealed by phylogeographic analyses of DNA barcoding sequences. 9th Indo-Pacific Fishes Conference. Okinawa, Japan, June 24–28

Sonnewald, M. & Brösing, A. 2014. Red Sea Biodiversity Surveys. Final Report of Phase I. April 2011 – March 2014. Available online

Spiridonov V., Brösing A., Al Aidaros A., Türkay M. 2014. Fauna and ecology of portunoid crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Portunoidea) of the Red Sea. 8th International Crustacean Congress (ICC-8). Frankfurt am Main, August 18-23, 2014, p. 191.

Alpermann, T. J., Bogorodsky, S.V., Gabr, M.H. & Mal, A.O. 2014. The ichthyological component of the KAU-SRI- Red Sea Biodiversity Project. International Conference on the Marine Environment of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 10-13, 2014.

Erpenbeck, D., Voigt, O., Al-Aidaroos, A., Al-Sofyani, A., Guirguis, A. N., Berumen, M.L., Bouwmeester, J., Catania, D., Giles, E.C., Pech, R. G., Büttner, G., Schätzle, S. & Wörheide, G. 2014. Saudi-Arabian Red Sea Sponge (Porifera) Biodiversity. International Conference on the Marine Environment of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 10-13, 2014.

Sonnewald, M., Türkay, M., Al-Aidaroos, A., Al-Sofyani, A. 2014. Red Sea Biodiversity Surveys along the coast of Saudi-Arabia: Results of Phase 1 (2011 to 2014) of a research cooperation between the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society, Frankfurt, Germany. International Conference on the Marine Environment of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 10-13, 2014.