Molecular validation of the specific status of Parablennius sanguinolentus and Parablennius parvicornis (Pisces: Blenniidae)

Authors

  • Federico Almada Unidade de Eco-Etologia, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada - Instituto de Oceanografia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
  • Vitor Carvalho Almada Unidade de Eco-Etologia, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
  • Vera Domingues Unidade de Eco-Etologia, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
  • Alberto Brito University of La Laguna, Dpto. Biologia Animal
  • Ricardo Serrao Santos IMAR and Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas da Universidade dos Açores

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2005.69n4519

Keywords:

speciation, 12S mitochondrial rDNA, 16S mitochondrial rDNA, glaciations, NE Atlantic, Mediterranean

Abstract


Parablennius sanguinolentus and P. parvicornis have been classified as either two distinct species or as two sub-species depending on the different criteria used to classify them. An analysis of fragments of mitochondrial 12S and 16S rDNA showed that the genetic distance between samples of P. sanguinolentus and P. parvicornis is similar or higher than those found for other blenniids that are widely recognized as distinct species. These results, together with the distinct geographical distributions and meristic differences, support the conclusion that P. sanguinolentus and P. parvicornis should be considered as two different species.

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Published

2005-12-30

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Almada F, Carvalho Almada V, Domingues V, Brito A, Serrao Santos R. Molecular validation of the specific status of Parablennius sanguinolentus and Parablennius parvicornis (Pisces: Blenniidae). scimar [Internet]. 2005Dec.30 [cited 2022May22];69(4):519-23. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/280

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