Title: Morphometric and genetic characterization of sympatric populations of Clarias gariepinus and C. anguillaris from Senegal
Authors: Agnese, JF ×
Teugels, GG
Galbusera, P
Guyomard, R
Volckaert, Filip #
Issue Date: Jun-1997
Publisher: Academic press ltd
Series Title: Journal of fish biology vol:50 issue:6 pages:1143-1157
Abstract: A sample of African Clarias catfishes from the Senegal River was studied using morphometry, allozyme variation, microsatellites and RFLPs of mitochondrial DNA. They all confirmed the presence of two species, C. gariepinus and C. anguillaris. The two species were closely related genetically and no diagnostic loci were found in allozymes and microsatellites studies. Two of the 11 haplotypes of mtDNA observed were shared by both species. Three of the four assays (morphometry, allozymes and microsatellites) allowed a precise characterization of both. One specimen occupied an intermediate position in the analysis of the data; it was considered an F-1 hybrid whose possible origin is discussed. (C) 1997 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
ISSN: 0022-1112
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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