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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Lab Publications

The following research publications are authored or co-authored by UF Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory faculty, staff, and/or students. 

Hill, J.E., G.H. Copp, S. Hardin, K.M. Lawson, L.L.Lawson Jr. , Q.M. Tuckett, L. Vilizzi, and C.A. Watson. 2020. Comparing apples to oranges and other misrepresentations of the risk screening tools FISK and AS-ISK – a rebuttal of Marcot et al. (2019). Management of Biological Invasions 11(2):325-341.

Lipscomb, T.N., J.T. Patterson, A.L. Wood, C.A. Watson, M.A. DiMaggio. 2020. Larval growth, survival, and partial budget analysis related to replacing Artemia in larval culture of six freshwater ornamental fishes. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

Lipscomb, T.N., R.P. Yanong, S.W. Ramee, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2020. Histological, histochemical and biochemical characterization of larval digestive system ontogeny in black tetra Gymnocorymbus ternetzi to inform aquaculture weaning protocols. Aquaculture.

Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, Q. Tuckett, J. Patterson, S. Ramee, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2020. Development of culture techniques for the gulf coast pygmy sunfish Elassoma gilberti. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 51(3):679-689.
DOI: 10.1111/jwas.12646  

Lyons, T.J., Q.M. Tuckett, A. Durland-Donahou, and J.E. Hill. 2020. Risk screen of lionfishes, Pterois, Dendrochirus, and Parapterois, for southeastern United States coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Biological Invasions 22:1573-1583.

Pomaranski E.K., Griffin M.J., Camus A.C., Armwood A.R., Shelley J., Waldbieser G.C., Lafrentz B.R., Garcia J.C., Yanong R., Soto E. 2020. Description of Erysipelothrix piscisicarius sp. nov., an emergent fish pathogen, and assessment of virulence using a tiger barb (Puntigrus tetrazona) infection model. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 70 (2).

Ramee, S.W., T.N. Lipscomb, A.L. Wood, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2020. The effect of dietary 17α‐methyltestosterone administration on secondary sex coloration in adult female Rosy Barbs and Dwarf Gouramis. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

Ramee, S.W., T.N. Lipscomb, and M.A. DiMaggio. 2020. Evaluation of the effect of larval stocking density, salinity, and temperature on stress response and sex differentiation in the Dwarf Gourami and Rosy Barb. Aquaculture Reports.

Scherbatskoy E.C., Subramaniam K., Al-Hussinee L., Imnoi K., Thompson P.M., Popov V.L., Ng T.F.F., Kelley K., Alvarado R., Wolf J.C., Pouder D.B., Yanong R.P.E., Waltzek T.B. 2020. Characterization of a novel picornavirus isolated from moribund aquacultured clownfish. Journal of General Virology.

Schluz, K., P.W. Stevens, J.E. Hill, A.A. Trotter, J.L. Ritch, K.L. Williams, J.T. Patterson, and Q.M. Tuckett. 2020. Coastal wetland creation leads to high quality juvenile sportfish habitat. Restoration Ecology. 

Barrientos, C.A., D.J. Murie, and J E. Hill. 2019. Age, growth, and mortality rates of the Giant Cichlid in Guatemala. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 148:176-190.

Koda SA, Subramaniam K, Pouder DBYanong RP, Waltzek, TB. 2019. Phylogenomic characterization of red seabream iridovirus from Florida pompano Trachinotus carolinus maricultured in the Caribbean Sea. Archives of Virology 164 (4): 1209-1212.

LaDouceur EEB, Cartoceti, AN, St. Leger J, Holder K, Yanong RP, Kim R. 2019. Endocardiosis in Tetras (Family Characiformes). Journal of Comparative Pathology 171: 19-23.

Lyons, T.J., Q.M. Tuckett, and J.E. Hill. 2019. Characterizing the US trade in lionfishes. PLOS ONE 14(8):e0221272.

Lyons, T.J., Q.M. Tuckett, and J.E. Hill. 2019. Data quality and quantity for invasive species: a case study of the lionfishes. Fish and Fisheries 20:748-759.

Patrick G, Tarnecki AM, Rhody N, Schloesser R, Main K, Yanong R, Francis-Floyd R. Disinfection of almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana Valenciennes) eggs: Evaluation of three chemicals. 2019. Aquaculture Research, 00:1-9.

Schaberg, S.J., J.T. Patterson, J.E. Hill, K.V. Guindon, and Q.M. Tuckett. 2019. Fish community composition and diversity at restored estuarine habitats in Tampa Bay, Florida, United States. Restoration Ecology 27:54-62.

Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. DiMaggio and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induction spawning of two ornamental Synodontis species. Aquaculture 511:734226. .

Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. DiMaggio and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of three embryo disinfectants on hatching success in four freshwater ornamental fish species. North American Journal of Aquaculture.  

Vilizzi, L., G.H. Copp, B. Adamovich, D. Almeida, J. Chan, P.I. Davison, S. Dembski, F.G. Ekmekçi, A. Ferincz, S.C. Forneck, J.E. Hill, J. Kim, N. Koutsikos, R.S.E.W. Leuven, S.A. Luna, F. Magalhães, S.M. Marr, R. Mendoza, C.F. Mourão, J.W. Neal, N. Onikura, C. Perdikaris, M. Piria, N. Poulet, R. Puntila, I.L. Range, P. Simonović, F. Ribeiro, A.S. Tarkan, D.F.A. Troca, L. Vardakas, H. Verreycken, L. Vintsek, O.L.F. Weyl, D.C.J. Yeo, and Y. Zeng. 2019. A global review and meta-analysis of applications of the freshwater Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 29:529-568.

Vorbach BS; Chandasana H; Derendorf H; Yanong RPE. 2019. Pharmacokinetics of oxytetracycline in the Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) following bath immersion. Aquaculture, 498:12-16.

Warren MB,  Dutton HR, Whelan NV, Yanong RPE, and Bullard SA. 2019. First record of a species of Mermithidae Braun, 1883 infecting a decapod, Palaemon paludosus (Palaemonidae). Journal of Parasitology 105(2): 237-247.

Hill, J.E., and Q.M. Tuckett. 2018. Abiotic and biotic contributions to invasion resistance for ornamental fish in west-central Florida, USA. Hydrobiologia 817:363-377.  

Hill, J.E., Q.M. Tuckett, and C.A. Watson. 2018. Court ruling creates opportunity to improve management of non-native fish and wildlife in the United States. Fisheries 43:225-230. 

Lipscomb, T. N., Wood, A. L., DiMaggio, M. A., Tuckett, Q. M., Lawson, L. L.Watson, C.A. 2018. Evaluation of spawning aids and administration routes on ovulation success in an ornamental cyprinid. Aquaculture Research 49:3926-3929.

Tuckett, Q.M. and P. Koetsier. 2018. Post-fire debris flows delay recovery and create novel headwater stream macroinvertebrate communities. Hydrobiologia 814(1):161-174.

Broach, J.S., E.J. Cassiano and C.A. Watson 2017.  Baseline culture parameters for the cyclopoid copepod Oithona colcarva; a potential new live feed for marine fish larviculture.  Aquaculture Research.
DOI: 10.1111/are.13271

Degidio, J-M. L.A., R.P.E. Yanong, C.L. Ohs, C.A. WatsonE.J. Cassiano and K.P. Barden. 2017. First feeding paramters of the milletseed butterflyfish Chaetodon miliaris. Aquaculture Research 49:1087-1094.

Degidio, J-M.L.A., R.P.E. Yanong, C.A. Watson, C.L. Ohs, E.J. Cassiano and K.P. Barden.  2017.  Spawning, embryology, and larval development of the milletseed butterflyfish, Chaetodon miliaris, in the laboratory.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 79 (3):205-215.

DiMaggio, M. A.E.J. CassianoK.P. BardenS.W. Ramee, C.L. Ohs, C.A. Watson. 2017. First Record of Captive Larval Culture and Metamorphosis of the Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 48: 393-401.

Hauville, M.R., E.J. Cassiano, K.P. Barden, M.L. Wittenrich and C.A. Watson.  2017.  Larval development, growth, and impact of first feed on the aquaculture of French grunt, Haemulon flavolineatum.  Aquaculture Research.
DOI: 101111/are.13336

Hill, J.E. Museum specimens answer question of historic occurrence of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Florida (USA). 2017. BioInvasions Records 6:383-391.

Hill, J.E., K.M. Lawson, and Q.M. Tuckett. 2017. First record of a reproducing population of the African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis (Daudin, 1802) in Florida (USA). BioInvasions Records 6 (1): 87-95.

Hill, J.E.Q.M. Tuckett, S. Hardin, L.L. Lawson Jr.K.M. Lawson, J.L. Ritch, and L. Partridge. 2017. Risk screen of freshwater tropical ornamental fishes for the conterminous United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146 (5): 927-938.

Lawson, K.M., Q.M. Tuckett, J.L. Ritch, L. Nico, P. Fuller, E. Matheson, and J.E. Hill. 2017. Distribution and status update for select non-native fishes in the Tampa Bay area, a hot spot for non-native fishes. BioInvasions Records 6(4):393-406.

Lyons, T.J.Q.M. Tuckett, and J.E. Hill. 2017. Lower Lethal Temperatures for Two Commonly Traded Species of Lionfish: Implications for Establishment Beyond Pterois volitans and P. miles. Copeia 105 (4): 630-633.

Tuckett, Q.M.J.L. RitchK.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2017. Landscape-scale survey of non-native fishes near ornamental aquaculture facilities in Florida, USA. Biological Invasions 19 (1): 223-237.

Tuckett, Q.M., K.S. Simon, and M.T. Kinnison. 2017. Cultural eutrophication mediates context-dependent eco-evolutionary effects of a fish invader. Copeia 105 (3): 483-493.

Gordon, D.R., S.L. Flory, D. Lieurance, P.E. Hulme, C. Buddenhagen, B. Caton, P.D. Champion, T.M. Culley, C. Daehler, F. Essl, J.E. Hill, R.P. Keller, L. Kohl, A.L. Koop, S. Kumschick, D.M. Lodge, R.N. Mack, L.A. Meyerson, G.R. Pallipparambil, F.D. Panetta, R. Porter, P. Pysek, L.D. Quinn, D.M. Richardson, D. Simberloff, and M. Vila. 2016. Weed risk assessments are an effective component of invasion risk management. Invasive Plant Science and Management 9:81-83.

Griffin, M. J., S.R. Reichley, T.E. Greenway, S.M. Quiniou, C. Ware, D.X. Gao, R.P.E. YanongD.B. Pouder, J.P. Hawke, and E. Soto. 2016. Comparison of Edwardsiella ictaluri isolates from different hosts and geographic origins. J Fish Dis, 39: 947–969.

Hill, J.E. 2016. Collapse of a reproducing population of non-native African jewelfish (Hemichromis letourneuxi) in a Florida lake. Neobiota 29:35-52.

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, and J.E. Hill. 2016. Implementation and enforcement of Best Management Practices for Florida ornamental aquaculture with an emphasis on non-native species. North American Journal of Aquaculture 78:113-124.

Tuckett, Q.M., J.L. Ritch, K.M. Lawson, L.L. Lawson, Jr., and J.E. Hill. 2016. Variation in cold tolerance in escaped and farmed non-native green swordtails (Xiphophorus hellerii) revealed by laboratory trials and field introductions. Biological Invasions 18:45-56.

Bourtis, C.M., R. Francis-Floyd, A. S. P. Boggs, E. A. Reyier, E. D. Stolen, R. P. Yanong, and L. J. Guillette, Jr. 2015. Plasma glucose levels for red drum Sciaenops ocellatus in a Florida estuarine fisheries reserve. Florida Scientist 78(2):88-93.

Cassiano, E.J.M.L. Wittenrich, T.B. Waltzek, N.K. Steckler, K.P. Barden and C.A. Watson.  2015.  Utilizing public aquariums and molecular identification techniques to address the larviculture potential of Pacific blue tangs (Paracanthurus hepatus), semicircle angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatis), and bannerfish (Heniochus sp.).  Aquaculture International 23(1):253-265.

Fogelson, S.B., R.P.E. Yanong, A. Kane, C.N. Teal, I.K. Berzins, S.A. Smith, C. Brown, and A. Camus. 2015. Gross, histological and ultrastructural morphology of the aglomerular kidney in the lined seahorse Hippocampus erectus. Journal of Fish Biology 87:805-813.

Gardner, P.G., T.K. Frazer, C.A. Jacoby and R.P.E. Yanong. 2015. Reproductive biology of invasive lionfish (Pterois spp.). Frontiers in Marine Science 2:7.

Hill, J.E., and J. Sowards. 2015. Successful eradication of the non-native loricariid catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus from the Rainbow River, Florida. Management of Biological Invasions 6:311-317. 

Hill, J.E., and K.M. Lawson. 2015. Risk screening of Arapaima, a new species proposed for aquaculture in Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:885-894. 

Lawson, L.L., Jr., J.E. Hill, S. Hardin. L. Vilizzi, and G.H. Copp. 2015. Evaluation of the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK v2) for peninsular Florida. Management of Biological Invasions 6:413-422.

Lawson, L.L., Jr., Q.M. Tuckett, K.M. Lawson, C.A. Watson, and J.E. Hill. 2015. Lower lethal temperature for Arapaima Arapaima gigas: potential implications for culture and establishment in Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 77:497-502.

Bourtis, C.M., R. Francis-Floyd, E. A. Reyier, R.P. Yanong, and L.J. Guillette Jr. 2014. Development of a nonlethal health assessment for wild red drum using a health index. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 26(2):91-95.

Hill, J.E., L.L. Lawson, Jr., and S. Hardin. 2014. Assessment of risks of transgenic ornamental fishes to the United States using the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:817-829.

Moyer, G.R., E. Diaz-Ferguson, J.E. Hill, and C. Shea. 2014. Assessing environmental DNA detection in controlled lentic systems. PLoSONE.

Soto, E., A.E. Primus, D.B. Pouder, R.H. George, J. Trevor, S.E. Cassle, T. Johnson, S. Boyd, T. Handsel, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2014. Identification of Francisella noatunensis in novel host species French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum) and Caesar grunt (Haemulon carbonarium). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3):727-731.

Steckler N.K., R.P.E. Yanong, D.B. Pouder, A. Nyaoke, D.A. Sutton, J.R. Lindner, B.L. Wickes, S. Frasca, J.C. Wolf, and T.B. Waltzek. 2014. New disease records for hatchery-reared sturgeon. II. Phaeohyphomycosis due to Veronaea botryosa. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 111(3):229-238.

Lawson, L.L. Jr, J.E. Hill, L. Vilizzi, S. Hardin, and G.H. Copp. 2013. Revisions of the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK) for its application in warmer climatic zones, with particular reference to peninsular Florida. Risk Analysis 33:1414-1431.

Ohs, C.L., M.A. DiMaggio, S.W. Grabe, J.S. Broach, C.A. Watson, N.E. Breen, and F.T. Barrows. 2013. Effects of increasing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) in brood diets of Monodactylus sebae on fecundity, egg and larval quality, and egg fatty acid composition. North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:285-294.

Trushenski, J.T., J.D. Bowker, S.J. Cooke, D. Erdahl, T. Bell, J.R. MacMillan, R.P. Yanong, J.E. Hill, M.C. Fabrizio, J.E. Garvey, and S. Sharon. 2013. Issues regarding the use of sedatives in fisheries and the need for immediate-release options. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:156-170.

Crosby, T.C., J.E. Hill, K.H. Hartman, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2012. Effects of metomidate hydrochloride sedation on blood glucose and marketability of transported threespot gouramies Trichogaster trichopterus. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 24:73-80.

Hardin, S., and J.E. Hill. 2012. Risk analysis of barramundi aquaculture in Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:577-585.

Soto, E., O. Illanes, D. Hiltchie, J.A. Morales, P. Sunyakumthorn, J.P. Hawke, A. Goodwin, A. Riggs, R. Yanong, D. Pouder, R. Francis-Floyd, M. Arauz, L. Bodganovic, and F. Castillo. 2012. Molecular and immunohistochemical diagnosis of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis (syn. F. asiatica) from formalin-fixed parafilm embedded tissues. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 24:840-845.

Thompson, K.A., J.E. Hill, and L.G. Nico. 2012. Eastern mosquitofish resists invasion by nonindigenous poeciliids through agonistic behaviors. Biological Invasions 14:1515-1529.

Abd-Elrahman, A., M. Croxton, R. Pande-Chettri, G.S. Toor, S. Smith, J. Hill. 2011. In-situ estimation of water quality parameters in freshwater aquaculture ponds using hyperspectral imaging sensor. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 66:463-472.

Hanson, S.K.J.E. HillC.A. Watson, R.P.E. Yanong, and R. Endris. 2011. Evaluation of emamectin benzoate for the control of experimentally induced infestations of Argulus sp. in goldfish (Carassius auratus) and koi (Cyprinus carpio). Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 23:30-34.

Hill, J.E., A.R. Kapuscinski, and T. Pavlowich. 2011. Fluorescent transgenic zebra danio more vulnerable to predators than wild-type. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1001-1005.

Crosby, T.C., B.D. Petty, H.J. Hamlin, L.J. Guillette, Jr., J.E. HillK.H. Hartman, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2010. Plasma cortisol, blood glucose, and marketability of koi transported with metomidate hydrochloride. North American Journal of Aquaculture 72:141-149.

Langston, J.N., P.J. Schofield, J.E. Hill, and W.F. Loftus. 2010. Salinity tolerance of the African jewelfish Hemichromis letourneuxi, a non-native cichlid in South Florida. Copeia 2010:475-480.

Yanong, R.P.E., D.B. Pouder, and J.O. Falkinham III. 2010. Association of mycobacteria in recirculating aquaculture systems and mycobacterial disease in fish. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 22:219–223.

Hill, J.E.K.H. Kilgore, D.B. Pouder, J.F.F. Powell, C.A. Watson, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2009. Survey of Ovaprim™ use as a spawning aid in ornamental fishes in the United States as administered through the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (2005-2007). North American Journal of Aquaculture 71:206-209.

Kilgore, K.H., J.E. Hill, J.F.F.Powell, C.A. Watson, and R.P.E. Yanong. 2009. Investigational use of metomidate hydrochloride as a shipping additive in two ornamental fishes. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21:133-139.

Watson, C.A., J.E. HillJ.S. Graves, A.L. Wood, and K.H. Kilgore. 2009. Use of a novel induced spawning technique for the first reported captive spawning of Tetraodon nigroviridis. Marine Genomics 2:143-146.

Lazur, A.M., D.B. Pouder, and J.E. Hill. 2008. Preliminary evaluation of sturgeon production in and sustainability of a zero-discharge pond water recirculating tank system. North American Journal of Aquaculture 70:281-285. 

Hill, J.E., and C.A. Watson. 2007. Diet of the nonindigenous Asian swamp eel in tropical ornamental aquaculture ponds in west central Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69:139-146.

Hill, J.E., and P. Zajicek. 2007. National aquatic species risk analysis: a call for improved implementation. Fisheries 32:530-538.
DOI: 10.1577/1548-8446(2007)32[530:NASRAC]2.0.CO;2

Crosby, T.C., J.E. HillC.A. Watson, R.P.E. Yanong, and R. Strange. 2006. Effects of tricaine methansulfonate, Hypno, Aquacalm, quinaldine, and salt on plasma cortisol levels following acute stress in three spot gourami Trichogaster trichopterus. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 18:58-63.

Thompson, T.M., Jr., C.E. Cichra, W.J. Lindberg, J.A. Hale, and J.E. Hill. 2006. Movement and habitat selection of largemouth bass in a Florida steep-sided quarry lake. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59 (2005):227-240.  

Watson, C.A., and J.E. Hill. 2006. Design criteria for recirculating, marine ornamental production systems. Aquacultural Engineering 34:157-162.

Yanong, R.P.E., J.E. HillC.J. Daniels, and C.A. Watson. 2006. Efficacy of 17-α-methyltestosterone for expression of male secondary sexual characteristics in the green swordtail. North American Journal of Aquaculture 68:224-229.