M. Dolores Ochando

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Spanish freshwater ecosystems are suffering great modification and some macroinvertebrates like Austropotamobius italicus, the white-clawed crayfish, are threatened. This species was once widely distributed in Spain, but its populations have shown a very strong decline over the last thirty years, due to different factors. Three Spanish populations of this(More)
The white-clawed crayfish is endemic to western and southern Europe and its populations have decreased over recent decades. Spanish populations are generally poorly represented in scientific reports and are usually studied only with a single molecular marker. Here, we use two mitochondrial markers (cytochrome oxidase subunit I and rDNA 16S genes) to examine(More)
The white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius italicus), a cornerstone of Spain’s aquatic ecosystems, was once widely distributed throughout much of the country. Unfortunately, its populations have suffered very strong declines over the last 40 years due to the spread of introduced species (red swamp and signal crayfishes), diseases, habitat loss and other(More)
This short communication is only intended to point out briefly and objectively some of the comments, appreciations, and sometimes misinterpretations made by Clavero and CentenoCuadros in their criticism to our article on the phylogeography of the white-clawed crayfish in Spain, recently published in this journal. For those skilled in the discipline of(More)
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