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Recent studies have focused on the relationship between the marine fauna of the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, but within the Atlantic, little is known about genetic relationships between populations of the Macaronesian islands. In this study, we tested whether the paleo-climatology and paleo-oceanography of the region could predict the genetic(More)
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 was followed by an abrupt replenishment of the Mediterranean from the Atlantic after the opening of the Strait of Gibraltar. In this study, we combined demographic and(More)
Coryphoblennius galerita is a small intertidal fish with a wide distribution and limited dispersal ability, occurring in the northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. In this study, we examined Atlantic and Mediterranean populations of C. galerita to assess levels of genetic divergence across populations and to elucidate historical and contemporary factors(More)
a Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Unidade de Investigação em Eco-Etologia, R. Jardim do Tabaco 34, 1149-041 Lisboa, Portugal b Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas, Universidade dos Açores, 9901-862 Horta, Açores, Portugal c Universidad de La Laguna, Departamento Biologı́a Animal (Ciencias Marinas), Avenida Astrofı́sico Francisco Sánchez s/n,(More)
The distribution of the shanny includes the NE Atlantic from Norway to Mauritania and the Atlantic islands, with some records in the Western Mediterranean. Although several studies have been carried out on the morphology (Arruda, 1979; Bath, 1976; Lowe, 1843), ecology (Faria and Almada, 2001; Almada and Faria, 2000), ontogeny (Faria et al., 2002), and its(More)
This note describes a rapid and inexpensive Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism technique to discriminate all species of Atherina (Pisces: Atherinidae) of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. This technique is based on digestion of a fragment of the 12S ribosomal RNA (12SrRNA) gene region of mitochondrial DNA with restriction enzymes that(More)
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