Publications

2022

83. Mobley, R., Ray, E.J., and K.P. Maruska. 2022. Expression and localization of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in the brain and sensory tissues of the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. J Comp Neurol.

82. Maruska, K.P., Anselmo, C.M., King, T., Mobley, R.B., Ray, E.J., and R. Wayne. 2022. Endocrine and neuroendocrine regulation of social status in cichlid fishes. Horm. Behav. 139: 105110.

81. Mensinger, A.F. and K.P. Maruska. 2022. Neurophysiology for Fishes: Electrophysiology and Neuronal Labeling Techniques. In: Methods for Fish Biology. (Midway, S., Hasler, C., Chakrabarty, P., eds). Link to preview.

2021

80. Maruska, K.P. and J.M. Butler. 2021. Reproductive- and social-state plasticity of multiple sensory systems in a cichlid fish. Integr Comp Biol. 61: 249-268.

79. Butler, J.M. and K.P. Maruska. 2021. Opsin expression varies with reproductive state in the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. Integr Comp Biol. 61: 240-248.

78. Maruska, K.P. and J.M. Butler. 2021. Endocrine modulation of sending and receiving signals in context-dependent social communication. Integr Comp Biol. 61: 182-192.

77. Grone, B.P., Butler, J.M., Wayne, C.R., and K.P. Maruska. 2021. Expression patterns and evolution of urocortin and corticotropin-releasing hormone genes in a cichlid fish. J Comp Neurol. 529: 2596-2619.

76. Webb, J., Maruska, K.P., Butler, J.M., and Schwalbe, M. 2021. The mechanosensory lateral line system of cichlid fishes: anatomy to behavior. In: The Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of Cichlid Fishes: A Contemporary Modern Synthesis. (Abate, ME, Noakes, DLG, eds). Springer Academic. Link to Springer.

2020

75. Butler, J.M., Herath, E., Rimal, A., Whitlow, S.M., and K.P. Maruska. 2020. Galanin neuron activation in feeding, parental care, and infanticide in a mouthbrooding African cichlid fish. Horm. Behav. 126: 104870.

74. Butler, J.M. and K.P. Maruska. 2020. Noise during mouthbrooding impairs maternal care behaviors and juvenile development and alters brain transcriptomes in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 2020; e12692.

73. Maruska, K.P., Butler, J.M., Field, K.E., Forester, C., and A. Augustus. 2020. Neural activation patterns associated with maternal mouthbrooding and energetic state in an African cichlid fish. Neuroscience. 446: 199-212.

72. Butler, J.M., Anselmo, C., and K.P. Maruska. 2020. Female reproductive state is associated with changes in distinct arginine vasotocin cell types in the preoptic area of Astatotilapia burtoni. J Comp Neurol. 529: 987-1003.

71. Maruska, K.P., Butler, J.M., Anselmo, C., and G. Tandukar. 2020. Distribution of aromatase in the brain of the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni: Aromatase expression, but not estrogen receptors, varies with female reproductive-state. J Comp Neurol. 528: 2499-2522.

70. Butler, J.M. and K.P. Maruska. 2020. Underwater noise impairs social communication during aggressive and reproductive encounters. Anim. Behav. 164: 9-23.

2019

69. Butler, J.M., Whitlow, S.M., Rogers, L.S., Putland, R.L., Mensinger, A.F., and K.P. Maruska. 2019. Reproductive state-dependent plasticity in the visual system of an African cichlid fish. Horm Behav. 114: 104539.

68. Maruska, K.P., Sohn, Y-C., and R.D. Fernald. 2019. Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) implicated in plasticity of the reproductive axis during social status transitions. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 282: 113209.

67. Nikonov, A. and K.P. Maruska. 2019. Male dominance status regulates odor-evoked processing in the forebrain of a cichlid fish. Scientific Reports 9:5083.

66. Maruska, K.P., Soares, M., Lima-Masimino, M., Siqueira-Silva, D., Maximino, C. 2019. Social plasticity in the fish brain: Neuroscientific and ethological aspects. Brain Research. 1711: 156-172.

65. Butler, J.M. and K.P. Maruska. 2019. Expression of tachykinin3 and related reproductive markers in the brain of the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. J Comp Neurol. 527: 1210-1227.

2018

64. Field, K.E., McVicker, C.M., and K.P. Maruska. 2018. Sexually-relevant visual and chemosensory signals induce distinct behaviors and neural activation patterns in the social African cichlid, Astatotilapia burtoni. Front Behav Neurosci. 12:267.

63. Butler, J.M., Whitlow, S.M., Roberts, D.A., and K.P. Maruska. 2018. Neural and behavioral correlates of repeated social defeat. Scientific Reports 8:6818.

62. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2018. Astatotilapia burtoni: A model system for analyzing the neurobiology of behavior. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 9: 1951-1962.

61. Maruska, K.P., Butler, J.M., Field, K.E. 2018. Alternative Reproductive Phenotypes within Species. In: Encyclopedia of Reproduction, 2nd edition, Volume 6, pp. 41-49. (Skinner, M.K, ed). Academic Press: Elsevier. 

2017

60. Field, K.E. and K.P. Maruska. 2017. Context-dependent chemosensory signaling, aggression, and neural activation patterns in gravid female African cichlid fish. J Exp Biol. 220: 4689-4702.

59. Butler, J.M., Whitlow, S.M., Gwan, A.P., Chakrabarty, P., and K.P. Maruska. 2017. Swim bladder morphology changes with female reproductive state in the mouth-brooding African cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni. J Exp Biol. 220: 4463-4470. (highlighted in "Inside JEB").

58. Porter, D., Roberts, D., and K.P. Maruska. Distribution and female reproductive state differences in orexigenic and anorexigenic neurons in the brain of the mouth brooding African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni. J Comp Neurol 525: 3126-3157.

57. Nikonov, A.N., Butler, J.M., Field, K.E., Caprio, J., and K.P. Maruska. Reproductive and metabolic state differences in olfactory responses to amino acids in a mouth brooding African cichlid fish. J Exp Biol. 220: 2980-2992.

56. Maruska, K.P., J. Butler, K. Field and D. Porter. 2017. Localization of Glutamatergic, GABAergic, and Cholingergic Neurons in the Brain of the African Cichlid Fish, Astatotilapia burtoni. J Comp Neurol 525: 610-638.

2016

55. Butler, J.M. and K.P. Maruska. 2016. Mechanosensory signaling as a potential mode of communication during social interactions in fishes. Invited Commentary, J Exp Biol 219: 2781-2789.

54. Butler, J.M., Field, K.E., and K.P. Maruska. 2016. Cobalt chloride treatment used to ablate the lateral line system also impairs the olfactory system in three freshwater fishes. Plos One 11(7):e0159521.

53. Grone, B.P. and K.P. Maruska. 2016. Three distinct glutamate decarboxylase genes in vertebrates. Scientific Reports 6, 30507.

52. Hu, C., Southey, B.R., Romanova, E.V., Maruska, K.P., Sweedler, J.V. and R.D. Fernald. 2016. Identification of prohormones and pituitary neuropeptides in the African cichlid, Astatotilapia burtoni. BMC Genomics 17:660.

51. Butler, J.M. and K.P. Maruska. 2016. The mechanosensory lateral line system mediates activation of socially-relevant brain regions during territorial interactions. Front Behav Neurosci 10:93.

50. Forlano, P.M., Maruska, K.P., Sisneros, J.A. and A.H. Bass. 2016. Hormone-dependent plasticity of auditory systems in fishes. pp. 15-51. In: Bass, AH, Sisneros, JA, Popper, AN and RR Fay (Eds) Hearing and Hormones. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Vol. 57, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York. 

49. Maruska, K.P. and J.A. Sisneros. 2016. Comparison of Electrophysiological Auditory Measures in Fishes. pp. 227-254. In: Fish Hearing and Bioacoustics: An anthology in honor of Arthur N. Popper and Richard R. Fay. (Sisneros, JA., ed). Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer Verlag, N.Y.

2015

48. Grone, B.P. and K.P. Maruska. 2015. Divergent evolution of two corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) genes in teleost fishes. Front Neurosci. 9:365.

47. Butler, J.M. and K.P. Maruska. 2015. The mechanosensory lateral line is used to assess opponents and mediate aggressive behaviors during territorial interactions in an African cichlid fish. J Exp Biol. 218: 3284-3294. (featured as "Editor's Choice" article and highlighted in "Inside JEB" section).

46. Maruska, K.P. 2015. Social transitions cause rapid behavioral and neuroendocrine changes. Integr Comp Biol. 55: 294-306.

45. Maruska, K.P. and A.F. Mensinger. 2015. Directional sound sensitivity in utricular afferents in the toadfish Opsanus tau. J Exp Biol. 218: 1759-1766.

44. Maruska, K.P. and J.A. Sisneros. 2015. Sex steroid-dependent modulation of acoustic communication systems in fishes. pp. 207-233. In: Ladich, F. (ed), Sound Communication in Fishes. Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg-New York.

43. Grone, B.P. and K.P. Maruska. 2015. A second corticotropin-releasing hormone gene (CRH2) is conserved across vertebrate classes and expressed in the hindbrain of a basal neopterygian fish, the spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus). J Comp Neurol. 523: 1125-1143.

2014

42. Peyton, K.A., Valentino, L.M., and K.P. Maruska. 2014. Dual roles of an algal farming damselfish as a cultivator and opportunistic browser of an invasive seaweed. PLoS ONE. 9(10): e109007.

41. Maruska, K.P. 2014. Social regulation of reproduction in male cichlid fishes. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 207: 2-12.

40. Loveland, J.L., Uy, N., Maruska, K.P., Carpenter, R.E., and R.D. Fernald. 2014. Social status differences regulate the serotonergic system of a cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni. J Exp Biol. 217: 2680-2690.

39. Carpenter, R.E., Maruska, K.P., Becker, L., and R.D. Fernald. 2014. Social opportunity rapidly regulates expression of CRF and CRF receptors in the brain during social ascent of a teleost fish, Astatotilapia burtoni. PLoS ONE. 9(5): e96632.

38. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2014. Social regulation of gene expression in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. Oxford Handbooks Online. (Canli, T., ed) Oxford University Press.

2013

37. Maruska, K.P., Becker, L., Neboori, A. and R.D. Fernald. 2013. Social descent with territory loss causes rapid behavioral, endocrine, and transcriptional changes in the brain. J Exp Biol. 216: 3656-3666.

36. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2013. Social regulation of male reproductive plasticity in an African cichlid fish. Int. Comp. Biol. 53: 938-950.

35. Maruska, K.P., Zhang, A., Neboori, A., and R.D. Fernald. 2013. Social opportunity causes rapid transcriptional changes in the social behavior network of the brain in an African cichlid fish. J Neuroendocrinol. 25: 145-157.

2012

34. Maruska, K.P., Carpenter, R.E. and R.D. Fernald. 2012. Characterization of cell proliferation throughout the brain of the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni and its regulation by social status. J Comp Neurol 520: 3471-3491.

33. Fernald, R.D. and K.P. Maruska. 2012. Social information changes the brain. Proc Nat Acad Sci 109: 17194-17199.

32. Gardiner, J., Hueter, R.E., Maruska, K.P., Sisneros, J.A., Casper, B.M., Mann, D.A., and L.S. Demski. 2012. Sensory physiology and behavior of elasmobranchs. pp. 349-401. In: The Biology of Sharks and their Relatives-2nd edition (eds. J. Carrier, J. Musick, M. Heithaus). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

31. Maruska, K.P., Ung, U., and R.D. Fernald. 2012. The African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni uses acoustic communication for reproduction: sound production, hearing, and behavioral significance. PLoS One7(5): e37612.

30. Grone, B.P., Carpenter, R.E., Lee, M., Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2012. Food deprivation explains effects of mouthbrooding on ovaries and steroid hormones, but not brain neuropeptide and receptor mRNAs, in an African cichlid fish. Horm Behav 62: 18-26.

29. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2012. Contextual chemosensory urine signaling in an African cichlid fish. J Exp Biol 215: 68-74.

28. Kustan, J.M., Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2012. Subordinate male cichlids retain reproductive competence during social suppression. Proc Roy Soc B 279: 434-443 (with cover).

2011

27. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2011. Social regulation of gene expression in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Physiology 26: 412-423 (with cover).

26. Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 2011. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) modulates auditory processing in the fish brain. Horm Behav 59: 451-464 (with cover; Editor’s choice article).

25. Maruska, K.P., Levavi-Sivan, B., Biran, J. and R.D. Fernald. 2011. Plasticity of the reproductive axis caused by social status change in an African cichlid fish: I – pituitary gonadotropins. Endocrinology 152: 281-290.

24. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2011. Plasticity of the reproductive axis caused by social status change in an African cichlid fish: II – testicular gene expression and spermatogenesis. Endocrinology 152: 291-302.

23. Maruska, K.P. and J. Gelsleichter. 2011. Hormones and Reproduction in Chondrichthyan Fishes. pp. 209-237. In: Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 1: Fishes. (Norris, D.O., Lopez, K.H., eds). Elsevier Inc., Oxford, UK.

2010

22. Grone, B.P., Maruska, K.P., Korzan, W.J. and R.D. Fernald. 2010. Social status regulates kisspeptin receptor mRNA in the brain of Astatotilapia burtoni. Gen Comp Endocrinol 169: 98-107.

21. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2010. Steroid receptor expression in the fish inner ear varies with sex, social status, and reproductive state. BMC Neurosci 11:58.

20. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2010. Behavioral and physiological plasticity: rapid changes during social ascent in an African cichlid fish. Horm Behav 58: 230-240 (with cover).

19. Maruska, K.P. and R.D. Fernald. 2010. Reproductive status regulates expression of sex-steroid and GnRH receptors in the olfactory bulb. Behav Brain Res 213:208-217.

2009

18. 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. J Comp Physiol A 195: 1071-1088.

17. Maruska, K.P., W.J. Korzan and A.F. Mensinger. 2009. Individual, temporal, and population-level variations in circulating 11-ketotestosterone and 17β-estradiol concentrations in the oyster toadfish Opsanus tau. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. 152: 569-578.

16. Maruska, K.P. 2009. Sex and temporal variations of the vasotocin neuronal system in the damselfish brain. Gen Comp Endocrinol 60: 194-204.

15. Maruska, K.P. and A.F. Mensinger. 2009. Acoustic characteristics and variations in grunt vocalizations in the oyster toadfish Opsanus tau. Environ Biol Fish. 84: 325-337.

14. Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 2009. Central projections of octavolateralis nerves in the brain of a soniferous damselfish (Abudefduf abdominalis). J Comp Neurol. 512: 628-650.

2008

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

2007

12. Maruska, K.P., Boyle, K.S., Dewan, L.R. and T.C. Tricas. 2007. Sound production and spectral hearing sensitivity in the Hawaiian sergeant damselfish, Abudefduf abdominalis. J Exp Biol. 210: 3990-4004 (with cover).

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

10. Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 2007. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone and receptor distributions in the visual processing regions of four coral reef fishes. Brain Behav. Evol. 70: 40-56 (with cover).

9. Maruska, K.P. and K.A. Peyton. 2007. Interspecific spawning between a recent immigrant and an endemic damselfish (Pisces: Pomacentridae) in the Hawaiian Islands. Pac. Sci. 61: 211-221.

8. Maruska, K.P., Mizobe, M. and T.C. Tricas. 2007. Sex and seasonal co-variations of arginine vasotocin (AVT) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons in the brain of the halfspotted goby. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. 147: 129-144.

2006 and Earlier

7. Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 2004. Test of the mechanotactile hypothesis: neuromast morphology and response dynamics of mechanosensory lateral line primary afferents in the stingray. J. Exp. Biol. 207: 3463-3476 (with cover).

6. Hueter, R.E., Mann, D.A., Maruska, K.P., Sisneros, J.A. and L.S. Demski. 2004. Sensory biology of elasmobranchs. pp. 325-368. In: The Biology of Sharks and their Relatives (eds. J. Carrier, J. Musick, M. Heithaus). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. (Award for Outstanding Academic Title of 2004 by Choice Magazine).

5. Maruska, K.P. 2001. Morphology of the mechanosensory lateral line system in elasmobranch fishes: ecological and behavioral considerations. Environ. Biol. Fish. 60: 47-75.

4. Tricas, T.C., Maruska, K.P. and L.E.L. Rasmussen. 2000. Annual cycles of steroid hormone production, gonad development and reproductive behavior in the Atlantic stingray. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 118: 209-225 (with cover).

3. Forlano, P.M., Maruska, K.P., King, J.A., Sower, S.A. and T.C. Tricas. 2000. Differential distribution of gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-immunoreactive neurons in the stingray brain: functional and evolutionary considerations. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 118: 226-248.

2. Maruska, K.P. and T.C. Tricas. 1998. Morphology of the mechanosensory lateral line system in the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina: the mechanotactile hypothesis. J. Morph. 238:1-22.

1. Maruska, K.P., Cowie, E.G. and T.C. Tricas. 1996. Periodic gonadal activity and protracted mating in elasmobranch fishes. J. Exp. Zool. 276:219-232.