DNA Barcoding and Microsatellites Help Species Delimitation and Hybrid Identification in Endangered Galaxiid Fishes

@inproceedings{Vanhaecke2012DNABA,
  title={DNA Barcoding and Microsatellites Help Species Delimitation and Hybrid Identification in Endangered Galaxiid Fishes},
  author={Delphine Vanhaecke and Carlos Garcia de Leaniz and Gonzalo M. Gajardo and Kyle Young and Jose Sanzana and Gabriel Orellana and Daniel M Fowler and Paul Nicholas Howes and Catalina Monzon-Arguello and Sofia Consuegra},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The conservation of data deficient species is often hampered by inaccurate species delimitation. The galaxiid fishes Aplochiton zebra and Aplochiton taeniatus are endemic to Patagonia (and for A. zebra the Falkland Islands), where they are threatened by invasive salmonids. Conservation of Aplochiton is complicated because species identification is hampered by the presence of resident as well as migratory ecotypes that may confound morphological discrimination. We used DNA barcoding (COI… CONTINUE READING