Ulrich Schliewen


By Dr. Ulrich Schliewen

Schedel F, Friel JP & Schliewen UK (2014) Haplochromis vanheusdeni, a new haplochromine cichlid species from the Great Ruaha River drainage, Rufiji basin, Tanzania. Spixiana 37(1): 135-149.

Schwarzer J, Lamboj A, Langen K, Misof B & Schliewen UK (2014) Phylogeny and age of chromidotilapiine cichlids (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Hydrobiologia DOI: 10.1007/s10750-014-1918-1.

Musilova Z, Indermaur A, Bitja Nyom AR, Tropek R, Martin C & Schliewen UK (2014) Persistence of Stomatepia mongo, an endemic cichlid fish of the Barombi Mbo crater lake, SW Cameroon, with notes on its biology and behaviour. Copeia 14(3): 556-560.

Stelbrink B, Stöger I, Hadiaty RK, Schliewen UK & Herder F (2014) Age estimates for an adaptive lake radiation, its mitochondrial introgression, and an unexpected sister group: Sailfin silversides of the Malili Lakes system in Sulawesi. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:94.

Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Geist J & Schliewen UK (2014) Strong versus weak population genetic differentiation after a recent invasion of gobiid fishes (Neogobius melanostomus and Ponticola kessleri) in the upper Danube River. Aquatic Invasions 9 (1): 71–86.

Cerwenka AF, Alibert P, Brandner J, Geist J & Schliewen UK (2014) Phenotypic differentiation of Ponto-Caspian gobies during a contemporary invasion of the upper Danube River Hydrobiologia 721 (1), 269-284.

Geiger M, McCrary J & Schliewen UK (2013) Crater lake Apoyo revisited – population genetics of an emerging species flock. PLOSOne 8(9) e74901.

van der Zee, JR, Sonnenberg R & Schliewen UK (2013) Description of three new species of Hylopanchax Poll & Lambert, 1965 from the central Congo Basin (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae: Procatopodini) with a redefinition of the genus. Zootaxa 3701 (1): 035–053.

Brandner J, Cerwenka AF, Schliewen UK & Geist J (2013) Bigger is better: characteristics of round gobies forming an invasion front in the Danube river. PLOSOne 8(9) e73036. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073036.

Agoretta A, San Mauro D, Schliewen UK, van Tassell, Kovačić M, Zardoya R & Rüber L. (2013) Molecular phylogenetics of Gobioidei and phylogenetic placement of European gobies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3), 619-633.

Lerceteau-Köhler E, Schliewen UK, Kopun T & Weiss S (2013) Genetic variation in brown trout Salmo trutta across the Danube, Rhine, and Elbe headwaters: a failure of the phylogeographic paradigm? BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:176.

Reshetnikov A & Schliewen UK, (2013) First record of the invasive alien fish Perccottus glenii Dybowskii, 1877 (Odontobutidae) in the Upper Danube drainage (Bavaria, Germany). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 2013, 1-3.

Lindner K , Cerwenka A, Brandner J, Gertzen S, Borcherding J, Geist J & Schliewen UK (2013) First evidence for interspecific hybridisation between invasive goby species Neogobius fluviatilis and N. melanostomus (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Benthopilinae). Journal of Fish Biology 82, 2018-2128-2134.

Firmat C, Alibert P, Lousseau M, Baroiller J-F & Schliewen UK. (2013) Successive invasion-mediated interspecific hybridisations and population structure in the endangered cichlid Oreochromis mossambicus. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63880.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063880.

Dunz A & Schliewen UK (2013) Molecular phylogeny and generic revision of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as “Tilapia”. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 68, 64-80.

Brandner J, Auerswald, C. Cerwenka A., Schliewen UK & Geist J (2013) Comparative feeding ecology of invasive Ponto-Caspian gobies: Effects of seasonality and trophic relations. Hydrobiologia 703, 113-131.

Herder F, Schliewen UK, Geiger Mf, Hadiaty RK, Gray SM, McCinnon JS, Walter RP & Pfaender J (2012) Alien invasion in Wallace´s Dreampond: records of hybridogenic “flower horn”cichlid in Lake Matano, with an annotated checklist of fishes species introduced into the Malili Lakes system in Sulawesi. Aquatic Invasions 7 (4), 521-535.

Dunz A, Vreven E, Ibala Zamba A & Schliewen UK (2012) Congolapia, a new cichlid genus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from the central Congo basin, with the redescription of C. bilineata (Pellegrin, 1900) and C. crassa (Pellegrin, 1903) and the description of a new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 23, 155-179.

Schwarzer J, Swartz E, Vreven E, Snoeks J, Cotteril F, Misof B & Schliewen UK (2012) Repeated trans-watershed hybridisation among haplochromine cichlids (Cichlidae) was triggered by Neogene landscape evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B (Zool.) 279, 4389-4398.

Kovačić M, Patzner R & Schliewen UK (2012) A first quantitative assessment of habitat factors associated with diversity of “rare” and “real” cryptobenthic fishes in the Mediterranean See. Marine Biology doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2030-6.

Härtl M, Cerwenka AF, Brandner J, Borcherding J, Geist J & Schliewen UK (2012) First record of Babka gymnotrachelus (Kessler, 1857) in Germany (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Benthophilinae). Spixiana 155-159.

Wirtz P & Schliewen UK (2012) A new species of Liopropoma Gill, 1862 (Teleostei, Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Cape Verde islands. Spixiana 35, 149-144.

Dunz A & Schliewen UK (2012) Description of a rheophilic Tilapia species Smith, 1840 (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Guinea with comments on Tilapia rheophila Daget, 1962. Zootaxa 3314, 17-30.

Cerwenka A., Schliewen UK & Herder F (2012) Alternative egg-feeding tactics in Telmatherina sarasinorum, a trophic specialist of Lake Matano´s evolving sailfin silversides fish radiation. Hydrobiologia 693, 131-139 DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1099-8.

Firmat C, Schliewen UK, Lousseau M, & Alibert P. (2012) Body shape differentiation at global and local geographic scales in the invasive cichlid Oreochromis mossambicus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105, 369-381.

Schwarzer J, Misof B & Schliewen UK (2012) Speciation within genomic networks: A case study based on Steatocranus cichlids of the lower Congo rapids. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25(1) 138-148.

Schwarzer J, Misof B, Ifuta SN & Schliewen UK (2011) Time and origin of cichlid colonizsation of the lower Congo rapids. Plos One 6(7): e22380.

Schliewen UK (2011) Diversity and distribution of marine, euryhaline and amphidromous gobies from Western, Central and Southern Africa. In: The Biology of Gobies (eds. Patzner RA, VanTassell JL, Kovačić M & Kapoor BG.), Science Publishers Enfield, Jersey, Plymouth, 207-234.

Straube N., Duhamel, G., Gasco N, Kriwet J & Schliewen UK (2011) Description of a new deep-sea Lantern Shark Etmopterus viator sp. nov. (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Southern Hemisphere. In: The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystems and fisheries G Duhamel & D Welsford D eds.), Société Francaise d`Ichthyologie, pp 137-150.

Straube, N., Kriwet, J. & Schliewen, U. (2011) Cryptic diversity and species assignment of large lantern sharks of the Etmopterus spinax clade from the Southern Hemisphere (Squaliformes, Etmopteridae). Zoologica Scripta 40: 61-75.

Neumann D, Stiassny MLJ & Schliewen UK (2011) Two new of Sarotherodon species (Pisces: Cichlidae) endemic to Lake Ejagham, Cameroon, west-central Africa, with comments on the Sarotherodon galilaeus species complex. Zootaxa 2765:1-20.

Dunz A & Schliewen UK (2010) Description of a Tilapia (Coptodon) species flock of Lake Ejagham (Cameroon) including a redescription of Tilapia deckerti Thys van den Audenaerde 1967. Spixiana 33(2): 251-280.

Dunz A & Schliewen UK (2010) Description of a new species of “Tilapia” Smith, 1840 (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Ghana. Zootaxa 2548: 1–21.

Straube N, Iglesias SP, Sellos DY, Kriwet J & Schliewen UK (2010) Molecular phylogeny and node time estimation of bioluminescent lantern sharks (Elasmobranchii: Etmopteridae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(3): 905-17.

Geiger M, McCrary J & Schliewen UK (2010) Not a simple case: a first comprehensive phylogenetic hypothesis for the Midas cichlid complex (Teleostei: Cichlidae: Amphilophus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(3):1011-24.

Herder, F & Schliewen UK (2010) Beyond sympatric speciation: Speciation in the sailfin silverside fishes in the Malili Lakes (Sulawesi). In: Evolution in action – Adaptive Radiations and the Origins of Biodiversity (eds Glaubrecht M & Schneider H) Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Geiger M & Schliewen UK (2010) Gymnocephalus ambriaelacus, a new species of ruffe from Lake Ammersee, southern Germany (Teleostei, Perciformes, Percidae). Spixiana 33 (1) 119-137.

Pfaender J, Schliewen UK & Herder F (2009) Phenotypic traits meet patterns of resource use in the radiation of “sharpfin” sailfin silverside fish in Lake Matano. Evolutionary Ecology doi: 10.1007/s10682-009-9332-2.

Schwarzer J, Misof B, Tautz D & Schliewen UK (2009) The root of the East African Cichlid radiations. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9:186 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-186.

Dunz A & Schliewen UK (2009) Description of two new species of Nannocharax Günther, 1867 (Teleostei: Characiformes: Distichodontidae) from the Cross River Cameroon – with notes on Nannocharax fasciatus Günther, 1867. Zootaxa 2028, 1-19.

Schwarzer J, Herder F, Misof B, Hadiaty RK & Schliewen UK (2008) Gene flow at the margin of Lake Matano’s adaptive sailfin silverside radiation: Telmatherinidae of River Petea in Sulawesi. Hydrobiologia 615, 201-213.

Schliewen UK & Kovačić M (2008) Didogobius amicuscaridis spec. nov. and D. wirtzi spec. nov., two new species of symbiotic gobiid fish from São Tomé and Cape Verde islands (Perciformes, Gobiidae). Spixiana 31, 247-261.

Koblmüller, S., Schliewen UK, Duftner N, Sefc KM, Katongo, C & Sturmbauer C (2008) Origin and spread of the haplochromine cichlid fishes in Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49, 153-169.

Herder F, Pfaender J & Schliewen UK (2008): Adaptive sympatric speciation of polychromatic “roundfin” sailfin silverside fish in Lake Matano (Sulawesi). Evolution International Journal of Organic Evolution 62, 2178-2195.

Kovačić M & Schliewen UK (2008) A new species of Gorogobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from São Tomé Islands. Zootaxa 1686, 29-26.

Straube N, Schliewen UK, Kriwet J (2007) Dental structure of Giant lantern shark Etmopterus baxteri (Chondrichthys: Squaliformes) and its taxonomic implications. Environmental Biology of Fishes 82, 133-141.

Stiassny MLJ & Schliewen UK (2007) Congochromis, a new cichlid genus (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from central Africa, with the description of a new species from the upper Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo. American Museum Novitates 3576, 1-16.

Wirtz P, Ferreira CEL., Floeter SR, Fricke R, Gasparini JL, Iwamoto T, Rocha L, Sampaio CLS & Schliewen UK (2007) Coastal fishes of São Tomé and Principé islands, Gulf of Guinea (eastern Atlantic Ocean) – an update. Zootaxa 1523, 1-48.

Herder F, Nolte A, Schwarzer J, Hadiaty RK, Schliewen UK (2006) Adaptive radiation and hybridization in Wallace’s Dreamponds: evidence from sailfin silversides in the Malili Lakes of Sulawesi. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B (Zool.) 273: 2209-2217.

Herder F, Schwarzer J, Pfaender J, Hadiaty RK, Schliewen UK (2006) Preliminary checklist of sailfin silversides (Pisces: Telmatherinidae) in the Malili Lakes of Sulawesi (Indonesia), with a synopsis of systematics and threats. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie 5: 139-163.

Schliewen UK , McKaye K, Kocher T, Seehausen O, Tautz D (2006) Evidence for sympatric speciation? Nature 444: E12-E13.

Schliewen UK , Stiassny MLJ (2006) A new species of Nanochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Mai Ndombe, central Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 1169: 33-46.

Schliewen UK , Schäfer F (2006) Polypterus mokelembembe, a new species of bichir from the central Congo River basin (Actinopterygii: Cladistia: Polypteridae). Zootaxa 1129: 23-36.

Stiassny MLJ, Schelly R & Schliewen UK (2006) A new species of Raiamas (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Lower Congo River, with a Phylogenetic Assessment of the Generic Limits of the predatory cyprinid genera Opsaridium, Raiamas, and Leptocypris. Copeia 2006(3): 370-377.

Schliewen UK (2005) Cichlid species flocks in small Cameroonian lakes. In: Thieme, M.L., Abell, R.A., Stiassny, M.L.J., Skelton, P. H., Lehner, B.,Teugels, G.G., Dinerstein, E., Kamdem Toham, A., Burgess, N., and Olson,D.M., editors.. Freshwater ecoregions of Africa: A conservation assessment. Island Press, Washington, DC, USA. Pp 58-60.

Schliewen UK & Klee B (2004) Reticulate sympatric speciation in Cameroonian crater lakes. BMC Frontiers in Zoology:5.

Schliewen UK & Stiassny MLJ (2003) Etia nguti, a new genus and species of cichlid fish from the River Mamfue, Upper Cross River basin in Cameroon, West-Central Africa. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 14, 61-71.

Englbrecht CC, Schliewen UK & Tautz D (2002) The impact of stocking on the genetic integrity of Arctic charr (Salvelinus) populations from the Alpine region. Molecular Ecology 11, 1017-1027.

Schliewen UK (2001) Artbildung ohne Grenzen – Analyse sympatrischer Artbildung an Fischen in kleinen isolierten Seen. In: Jahrbuch 2001 der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, München 2001.

Schliewen UK , Rassmann K, Markmann M, Markert J, Kocher TD & Tautz D (2001) Genetic and ecological divergence of a monophyletic cichlid species pair under fully sympatric conditions in Lake Ejagham, Cameroon. Molecular Ecology 10, 1471-1488.

Englbrecht CC, Freyhof J, Nolte A, Rassmann K, Schliewen UK & Tautz D (2000) Phylogeography of the bullhead Cottus gobio (Pisces: Teleostei: Cottidae) suggests a pre-Pleistocene origin of the major central European populations. Molecular Ecology 9 , 709-721.

Schliewen UK , Tautz D & Pääbo S (1994) Sympatric speciation suggested by monophyly of crater lake cichlids. Nature 368, 629-632.

Schliewen UK , Fricke H, Schartl M, Epplen JT & Pääbo S (1993) Which home for coelacanths? Nature 363, 405.

Stiassny M, Schliewen UK & Dominey WJ (1992) A new species flock of cichlid fishes from Lake Bermin, Cameroon, with a description of eight new species of Tilapia (Labroidei: Cichlidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 3, 311-346.

Unpublished reports (Selection)

Schliewen UK, Neumann D (2008) „Erfassung der Fischartenvielfalt Bayerns in der ZSM.“ Endbericht zum Projekt „Erfassung der bayerischen Fischartenvielfaklt (Projekt 203)“, 1-128.

Thieme M, Shapiro A, Colom A, Schliewen UK, Sindorf N, Kamdem Toham A (editors/contributors) (2008) Inventaire Rapide des Zones Humides Représentatives en République Démocratique du Congo, Institute Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN), 65 pages, Appendices.

Schliewen UK (2007) Aquatic Biodiversity of the Ngoyla Forest Jengi South East Forests Project Area, Cameroon with a pictorial checklist of the fishes of the Jengi Forest. Report to WWF-Cameroon Programme Office, 76 pp.

Schliewen UK (2006) Rapid Assessment of Fish Diversity in the Upper Nyong catchment area – with a note on gorillas in the swamp forest above Abong Mbang. Report to Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS), 32 pp.

Klee B & Schliewen UK (2004): Genetische Typisierung von Rhein-Maifischen und benachbarten Maifischpopulationen (Alosa alosa). Gutachten für die Landesanstalt für Ökologie, Bodenordnung und Forsten, Recklinghausen, NRW, 38 pp.

Schliewen UK (2002) Evaluierung des Potentials zur nachhaltigen Nutzung von Zierfischen als alternative Erwerbsquelle in der südwestlichen Region des Salonga-Nationalparks (Demokratische Republik Kongo). “Bericht für die Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (gtz)”, 62 pp.

Schliewen UK, Englbrecht C, Rassmann K, Klein L, Miller M & Tautz D (2001) Veränderungen der genetischen Vielfalt: Molekulare und populationsökologische Charakterisierung autochthoner und durch Besatz beeinflusster Salmoniden-Populationen (Bachforelle, Alpen-Seesaibling) in Bayern. Texte 48/01 des Umweltbundesamtes, Berlin, 206 pp.

Schliewen UK (2000) Aquatic Biodiversity of the Congo Basin of the Jengi South East Forests Project Area, Cameroon. Report to WWF-Cameroon Programme Office. 97 pages.

Schliewen UK (1999) La faune des poissons du sud de Benin. In: Evaluation écologique intégrée de la forêt naturelle de la Lama en Republique du Benin. Für das Projekt: “Promotion de l´économie forestière et du´bois”, p 17-18.

Tautz D & Schliewen UK (1999) Einfluß von Neozooen auf die genetische Biodiversität. In: Texte des Umweltbundesamtes (UBA) 55/99 „Gebietsfremde Organismen in Deutschland“, pp 98-104.

Schliewen UK (1998) Ichthyological inventory of protected areas in South West Ghana. Bericht für das “Protected Areas Development Programme, Südwest Ghana (PADP)”, 75 pp.

Schliewen UK (1996) Ichthyological survey of the Rumpi Hill waters. Bericht für die „Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (gtz)”, 56 pp .

Schliewen UK (1996) Barombi Mbo: Summary of the background knowledge of the natural history of the lake and recommendations for conservation. Bericht für die „Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (gtz)”, 15 pp.