Sébastien Lavoué

 NameSébastien Lavoué
 TitleIndependent researcher
 Research RoomR408, Institute of Oceanography
 FieldBiological, Mapping, Ichthyology


Peer-reviewed publications (period 2010-present)

  1. Barby, F.F., Rab, P., Lavoue, S., Ezaz, T., Bertollo, L.A.C., Kilian, A., Maruyama, S.R., de Oliveira, E.A., Artoni, R.F., Santos, M.H., Jegede, O.I., Hatanaka, T., Tanomtong, A., Liehr, T., Cioffi, M.D. (2018) From Chromosomes to Genome: Insights into the Evolutionary Relationships and Biogeography of Old World Knifefishes (Notopteridae., Osteoglossiformes). GENES, 9 (6), 306. (doi: 10.3390/genes9060306)
  2. Liu, S.Y.V., Frederich, B., Lavoue, S., Chang, J., Erdmann, M.V., Mahardika, G.N., and Barber, P.H. (2018) Buccal venom gland associates with increased of diversification rate in the fang blenny fish Meiacanthus (Blenniidae., Teleostei). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 125, 138-146. (doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.03.027)
  3. Lavoue, S.*, Bertrand, J.A.M., Chen, W.J., Ho, H.C., Motomura, H., Sado, T., and Miya, M (2017) Phylogenetic position of the rainbow sardine Dussumieria (Dussumieriidae) and its bearing on the early evolution of the Clupeoidei. Gene, 623, 41-47. (doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2017.04.032)
  4. Lavoue, S.*, Arnegard, M.E., Rabosky, D.L., McIntyre, P.B., Arcila, D., Vari, R.P., and Nishida, M. (2017) Trophic evolution in African citharinoid fishes (Teleostei: Characiformes) and the origin of intraordinal pterygophagy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 113, 23-32. (doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.05.001)
  5. Lavoue, S.*, Bertrand, J.A.M., Wang, H.Y., Chen, W.J., Ho, H.C., Motomura, H., Hata, H., Sado, T., and Miya, M. (2017) Molecular systematics of the anchovy genus Encrasicholina in the Northwest Pacific. PLoS One, 12 (7): 0181329. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181329)
  6. Lavoue, S.*, and Ho, H.C. (2017) Pseudosetipinna Peng & Zhao is a junior synonym of Setipinna Swainson and Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis Peng & Zhao is a junior synonym of Setipinna tenuifilis (Valenciennes) (Teleostei: Clupeoidei: Engraulidae). Zootaxa, 4294 (3):342-348. (doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4294.3.4)
  7. Rab, P., Yano, C.F., Lavoue, S., Jegede, O.I., Bertollo, L.A.C., Ezaz, T., Majtanova, Z., de Oliveira, E.A., and Cioffi, M.B. (2016) Karyotype and Mapping of Repetitive DNAs in the African Butterfly Fish Pantodon buchholzi, the Sole Species of the Family Pantodontidae. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 149 (4):312-320. (doi: 10.1159/000450534)
  8. Lavoué S. (2016) Petrocephalusleo, a new species of African electric fish (Osteoglossomorpha: Mormyridae) from the Oubangui River basin (Congo basin), ZOOTAXA, 4121 (3):319-330. (doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4121.3.6)
  9. Lavoué S. (2016) Was Gondwanan breakup the cause of the intercontinental distribution of the Osteoglossiformes? A time-calibrated phylogenetic test combining molecular, morphological and paleontological evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution,99, 34-43. (doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.008)
  10. Sullivan, J.P., Lavoue, S., and Hopkins, C.D.(2016) Cryptomyrus: a new genus of Mormyridae (Teleostei, Osteoglossomorpha) with two new species from Gabon, West-Central Africa, Zookeys, 561:117-150. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.561.7137)
  11. Lavoué S. (2015)Testing a time hypothesis in the biogeography of the arowana genus Scleropages (Osteoglossidae), Journal of Biogeography, 42(12):2427-2439. (doi: 10.1111/jbi.12585)
  12. Chang, C.H., Li, F., Shao, K.T., Lin, Y.S., Morosawa, T., Kim, S., Koo, H. , Kim, W., Lee, J.S., He, S.P., Smith, C., Reichard, M., Miya, M., Sado, T., Uehara, K., Lavoue, S. , Chen, W.J., and Mayden, R.L. (2014) Phylogenetic relationships of Acheilognathidae (Cypriniformes: Cyprinoidea) as revealed from evidence of both nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequence variation: Evidence for necessary taxonomic revision in the family and the identification of cryptic species, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 81, 182-194. (doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.08.026)
  13. Lavoué S., Nakayama, K., Jerry, D.R., Yamanoue, Y., Yagishita, N., Suzuki, N., Nishida, and Miya, M. (2014) Mitogenomic phylogeny of the Percichthyidae and Centrarchiformes (Percomorphaceae): Comparison with recent nuclear gene-based studies and simultaneous analysis. Gene 549: 46-57. (doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2014.07.033)
  14. Chen W.-J.*, Lavoué S.*, Beheregaray L.B., and Mayden R.L. (2014) Historical biogeography of a new antitropical clade of temperate freshwater fishes. Journal of Biogeography 41: 1808-1818. (doi: 10.1111/jbi.12333) (*equal contribution)
  15. Lavoué S., and Sullivan, J.P. (2014) Petrocephalus boboto and Petrocephalus arnegardi, two new species of African electric fish (Osteoglossomorpha, Mormyridae) from the Congo River basin. Zookeys 400: 43-65. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.400.6743)
  16. Lavoué S., Konstantinidis P. and Chen W.-J. (2014) Progress in Clupeiform Systematics. In “Biology and Ecology of Anchovies and Sardines.” (K. Ganias, ed). CRC Press, Enfield, New Hampshire. Pp. 3-42.
  17. Chen J.-N., Lopez, J.A., Lavoué S., Miya, M., and Chen W.-J. (2014) Phylogeny of the Elopomorpha (Teleostei): evidence from six nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70:152-161. (doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.002)
  18. Lavoué S., Miya M., Musikasinthorn P., Chen W.-J., and Nishida M. (2013) Mitogenomic Evidence for an Indo-West Pacific Origin of the Clupeoidei (Teleostei: Clupeiformes). PLoS ONE (8)2: e56485. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056485)
  19. Chen W.-J., Lavoué S., and Mayden R. (2013) Evolutionary origin and early biogeography of otophysan fishes (Ostariophysi: Otocephala). Evolution. 67-8: 2218-2239. (doi:10.1111/evo.12104)
  20. de Bruyn M., Ruber L., Nylinder S., Stelbrink B., Lovejoy N.R., Lavoué S., Tan H.H., Nugroho E., Wowor D., Ng P.K.L, Siti Azizah M.N., von Rintelen T., Hall R., and Carvalho G.R. (2013) Paleo-drainage basins delineate priority areas for freshwater biodiversity conservation. Systematic Biology. 62(3): 398-410. (doi:10.1093/sysbio/syt007)
  21. Lavoué S. (2012) Petrocephalus Marcusen, 1854 (Osteoglossomorpha: Mormyridae) of the Bangweulu-Mweru ecoregion (Luapula River system, Congo basin), with the description of a new species. Journal of Natural History. 46(35-36): 2159-2178.
  22. Lavoué, S., Miya M., Arnegard, M.E., Sullivan J.P., Hopkins C.D., and Nishida, M. (2012) Comparable ages for the independent origins of electrogenesis in African and South American weakly electric fishes. PLoS ONE. 7(5): e36287.
  23. Kawaguchi M., Lavoué S., Hiroi J., Hayano H., Iuchi I., Yasumasu S. and Nishida M. (2012) Remarkable consistency of exon-intron structure of hatching enzyme genes and molecular phylogenetic relationships of teleostean fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 94:567-576.
  24. Lavoué S., Miya M., Moritz T. and Nishida M. (2012) A molecular timescale for the evolution of the African freshwater fish family Kneriidae (Teleostei: Gonorynchiformes). Ichthyological Research. 59(2): 104-112.
  25. Lavoué S., Miya M., Arnegard M.E., McIntyre P.B., Mamonekene V. and Nishida M. (2011) Remarkable morphological stasis in an extant vertebrate despite tens of millions of years of divergence. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 278:1003-1008.
  26. Lavoué S. (2011) A new species of Petrocephalus Marcusen 1854 (Osteoglossomorpha: Mormyridae) from the Sanaga River basin, Cameroon. Zootaxa. 2934: 20-28.
  27. Lavoué S., Miya M. and Nishida M. (2010) Mitochondrial phylogenomics of anchovies (family Engraulidae) and recurrent origins of pronounced miniaturization in the order Clupeiformes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 56:480-485.
  28. Arnegard M.E., McIntyre P.B., Harmon L.J., Zelditch M.L., Crampton W.G.R., Davis J.K., Sullivan J.P., Lavoué S. and Hopkins C.D. (2010) Signal evolution outpaces ecomorphological and trophic diversification in electric fishes. American Naturalist. 176: 335-356.
  29. Lavoué S., Arnegard M.E. and Sullivan J.P. (2010) African weakly electric fishes of the genus Petrocephalus (Osteoglossomorpha: Mormyridae) of Odzala National Park, Republic of Congo (Lékoli River, Congo River basin) with description of five new species. Zootaxa. 2600: 1-52.

Peer reviewed publications (period 2000-2009)

  1. Poulsen J.Y., Moller P.R., Lavoué, S., Knudsen, S.W., Nishida, M. and Miya M. (2009) Higher and lower-level relationships of the deep-sea fish order Alepocephaliformes (Teleostei: Otocephala) inferred from whole mitogenome sequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98: 923-936.
  2. Lavoué S.*, Arnegard M.E.*, Sullivan J.P. and Hopkins C.D. (2008) Petrocephalus of Odzala provides insights into evolutionary patterns of electric signal diversification in the Mormyridae, a family of weakly electric fishes from Africa. Journal of Physiology Paris. 102(4-6): 322-339. (*contributed equally)
  3. Lavoué S., Miya M., Kawaguchi A., Yoshino T. and Nishida M. (2008) The phylogenetic position of an undescribed paedomorphic clupeiform: Mitogenomic evidence. Ichthyological Research, 55(4): 328-334.
  4. Lavoué S., Miya M., Poulsen J.Y., Moller P.R. and Nishida M. (2008) Monophyly, phylogenetic position and inter-familial relationships of the Alepocephaliformes (Teleostei) based on whole mitogenome sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 47: 1111-1121.
  5. Lavoué S., Sullivan J.P., Arnegard M.E. and Hopkins C.D. (2008) Differentiation of morphology, genetics and electric signals in a region of sympatry between sister species of African electric fish (Mormyridae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21(4): 1030-1045.
  6. Kawahara R., Miya M., Mabuchi K., Lavoué S., Inoue J.G., Satoh T.P., Kawaguchi A. and Nishida M. (2008) Interrelationships of the 11 gasterosteiform families (sticklebacks, pipefishes, and their relatives): a new perspective based on whole mitogenome sequences from 75 higher teleosts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 46: 224-236.
  7. Lavoué S., Miya M., Saitoh K. and Nishida M. (2007) Higher level phylogenetic relationships among anchovies, sardines, herrings and their relatives (Clupeiformes), inferred from whole mitogenome sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 43: 1096-1105.
  8. Ibanez C., Oberdorff T., Mamonekene V., Lavoué S., Fermon Y., Paugy D. and Kamdem-Toham A. (2007) Fish assemblages structure and function along environmental gradients in rivers of Gabon (Africa). Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 16: 315–334.
  9. Lavoué S., Miya M., Inoue J.G., Saitoh K. and Nishida M. (2005) Molecular systematics of the gonorynchiform fishes (Teleostei) based on whole mitogenome sequences: Implications for higher relationships within the Otocephala. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 37: 165-177.
  10. Lavoué S. and Sullivan J.P. (2004) Simultaneous analysis of five molecular markers provides a well-supported phylogenetic hypothesis for the living bony-tongue fishes (Osteoglossomorpha; Teleostei). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33: 171-185.
  11. Sullivan J.P., Lavoué S., Arnegard M.E. and Hopkins C.D. (2004) AFLPs resolve phylogeny and reveal mitochondrial introgression within a species flock of African electric fish (Mormyroidea; Teleostei). Evolution, 58(4): 825-841.
  12. Lavoué S., Hopkins C.D. and Kamdem-Toham A. (2004) The Petrocephalus (Pisces; Osteoglossomorpha; Mormyridae) of Gabon, Central Africa, with the description of a new species. Zoosystema, 26(3): 511-535.
  13. Lavoué S., Sullivan J.P. and Hopkins C.D. (2003) Phylogenetic utility of the first two introns of the S7 ribosomal protein gene in the African electric fishes (Osteoglossomorpha; Teleostei) and congruence with other molecular markers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 78(2): 273-292.
  14. Zaragüeta-Bagils R., Lavoué S., Tillier A., Bonillo C. and Lecointre G. (2002) Assessment of the Otocephalan and Protacanthopterygian concepts in the light of multiple molecular phylogenies. Comptes Rendus Biologies. 325(12): 1191-1207.
  15. Meunier F.J., Journiac N., Lavoué S. and Rabet N. (2002) Histological characteristics of the skeletal growth marks of the Atipa, Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock, 1828) (Teleostei, Siluriformes), in the swamp of Kaw (French Guyana). Bulletin Français pour la pêche et la Pisciculture. 364: 71-86. [in French]
  16. Sullivan J.P., Lavoué S. and Hopkins C.D. (2002) Discovery and phylogenetic analysis of a riverine species flock of African electric fishes (Mormyridae: Teleostei) using cytochrome b sequences. Evolution. 56(3): 597-616.
  17. Filleul A. and Lavoué S. (2001) Basal teleosts and the question of elopomorph monophyly. Morphological and molecular approaches. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris. 324: 393-399.
  18. Lavoué S., Bigorne R., Lecointre G. and Agnèse J.F. (2000) Phylogenetic relationships of mormyrid electric fishes (Mormyridae; Teleostei) inferred from cytochrome b sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 14(1): 1-10.
  19. Sullivan J.P., Lavoué S. and Hopkins C.D. (2000) Molecular systematics of the African electric fishes (Mormyroidea: Teleostei) and a model for the evolution of their electric organs. Journal of Experimental Biology. 203: 665-683.

Other publications

  1. Hopkins C.D., Lavoué S. and Sullivan J.P. (2008) Mormyridae. In “Fishes of the freshwaters of the lower Guinea ichthyogeographical province: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville”. (M. Stiassny, G. Teugels and C. Hopkins eds), IRD, Paris. Pp 219-334.
  2. Mamonekene V., Lavoué S., Pauwels O.S.G., Mve Beh J.H., Mackayah J.E. and Tchignoumba L. (2006). Fish diversity at Rabi and Gamba, Ogooué-Maritime Province, Gabon. In: “Gamba, Gabon: Biodiversity of an Equatorial African Rainforest”. (Alonso A., M.E. Lee, P. Campbell, O.S.G. Pauwels and F. Dallmeier, eds.) Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, 12: 285-296.
  3. Lavoué S. and Agnèse J.F. (1998) The utilization of ancient DNA to assess fish biodiversity: Example of Mormyridae. In “Genetic and Aquaculture in Africa” IRD, Paris. pp. 79-95.