Distinguishing between two sympatric Acanthopagrus species from Dapeng Bay, Taiwan, using morphometric and genetic characters.

  title={Distinguishing between two sympatric Acanthopagrus species from Dapeng Bay, Taiwan, using morphometric and genetic characters.},
  author={M. C. Tseng and Chuen-Tan Jean and Wei-li Tsai and Nian-Cih Chen},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  volume={74 2},
Morphometric and genetic data were used to compare two sympatric and morphologically similar species, Acanthopagrus berda and Acanthopagrus taiwanensis, in Dapeng Bay, South-western Taiwan. A principle component analysis of morphological data indicated a distinction between the two species, with pectoral fin length and eye diameter accounting for 32.27% of the variation. Interspecific sequence divergence, based on mtDNA cytochrome b (0.118 +/- 0.01), was larger than intraspecific divergences… 

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