Fishes in the desert: mitochondrial variation and phylogeography of Danakilia (Actinopterygii: Cichlidae) and Aphanius (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae) in the Danakil Depression of northeastern Africa.

@article{Chiozzi2017FishesIT,
  title={Fishes in the desert: mitochondrial variation and phylogeography of Danakilia (Actinopterygii: Cichlidae) and Aphanius (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae) in the Danakil Depression of northeastern Africa.},
  author={Giorgio Chiozzi and Melanie L. J. Stiassny and S Elizabeth Alter and Giuseppe De Marchi and Yohannes Mebrahtu and Misikire Tessema and Berhan Asmamaw and Mauro Fasola and Adriana Bellati},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA. Part A, DNA mapping, sequencing, and analysis},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-16}
}
The Danakil Depression in northeastern Africa represents one of the harshest arid environments on Earth, yet two genera of fishes, Danakilia (Cichlidae) and Aphanius (Cyprinodontidae), share its sparse aquatic habitats. The evolutionary history of these fishes is investigated here in the context of genetic, geological and paleoenvironmental information. We… CONTINUE READING