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Atlantic reef fish biogeography and evolution
Aim  To understand why and when areas of endemism (provinces) of the tropical Atlantic Ocean were formed, how they relate to each other, and what processes have contributed to faunal enrichment.Expand
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Historical colonization and demography of the Mediterranean damselfish, Chromis chromis
The desiccation of the Mediterranean Sea during the Messinian Salinity Crisis 6.0–5.3 million years ago (Ma), caused a major extinction of the marine ichthyofauna of the Mediterranean. This wasExpand
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VICARIANCE AND DISPERSAL ACROSS BAJA CALIFORNIA IN DISJUNCT MARINE FISH POPULATIONS
Abstract Population disjunctions, as a first step toward complete allopatry, present an interesting situation to study incipient speciation. The geological formation of the Baja California PeninsulaExpand
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Molecular systematics, zoogeography, and evolutionary ecology of the atlantic parrotfish genus Sparisoma.
Parrotfishes of the genus Sparisoma (Scaridae) are ecologically important tropical reef fishes restricted to the Atlantic Ocean. We investigated phylogenetic relationships among the eight extantExpand
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REDUCTIONS IN THE MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DIVERSITY OF CORAL REEF FISH PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF POPULATION BOTTLENECKS RESULTING FROM HOLOCENE SEA‐LEVEL CHANGE
Abstract.— This study investigated the influence of reproductive strategy (benthic or pelagic eggs) and habitat preferences (lagoon or outer slope) on both diversity and genetic differentiation usingExpand
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BARRIERS TO GENE FLOW IN EMBIOTOCA JACKSONI, A MARINE FISH LACKING A PELAGIC LARVAL STAGE
  • G. Bernardi
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 February 2000
Abstract Marine species generally show high dispersal capabilities, which should be accompanied by high levels of gene flow and low speciation rates. However, studies that focused on the relationshipExpand
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Marine invasion genetics: from spatio-temporal patterns to evolutionary outcomes
Over the last 15 years studies on invasion genetics have provided important insights to unravel cryptic diversity, track the origin of colonizers and reveal pathways of introductions. Despite allExpand
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A dated molecular phylogeny of manta and devil rays (Mobulidae) based on mitogenome and nuclear sequences.
Manta and devil rays are an iconic group of globally distributed pelagic filter feeders, yet their evolutionary history remains enigmatic. We employed next generation sequencing of mitogenomes forExpand
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Phylogenetic analysis of peri-Mediterranean blennies of the genus Salaria: molecular insights on the colonization of freshwaters.
In this paper, the phylogenetic relationships of the marine blenny Salaria pavo and the freshwater S. fluviatilis and S. economidisi were analyzed using four molecular markers: the mitochondrial 12SExpand
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Evolution of coral reef fish Thalassoma spp. (Labridae). 1. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography
Wrasses in the genus Thalassoma comprise 27 recognized species that occur predominantly on coral reefs and subtropical rocky reefs worldwide. The phylogenetic relationships for 26 species wereExpand
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