Morphological development and evolution of bony fishes
We study the morphological development of bony fishes, and how it has changed over evolutionary time.
We aim to understand how unusual and spectacular features of bony fishes arise during their development. These features include the suction disc of remoras, the tail of the ocean sunfish, and the beak of pufferfishes.
We are currently studying miniaturisation and developmental truncation in fishes, which is an extreme evolutionary change with fascinating consequences for the organism.
We also look at the evolutionary development of these features, to clarify long-standing homology issues.