Genetic structure of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) populations in California waters

  title={Genetic structure of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) populations in California waters},
  author={Eric A Lewallen and Todd W. Anderson and Andrew J. Bohonak},
  journal={Marine Biology},
The leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) is an important predator in coastal marine ecosystems of California, targeted by recreational and commercial fishermen and of specific interest in fisheries management. From October 2003 to August 2006, 169 leopard sharks were collected from the coast of California (between 40.750°N and 32.678°N) and analyzed for mitochondrial and nuclear genetic structure. Analyses of mtDNA control region sequences revealed relatively low levels of genetic variation… 

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