Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of antarctic notothenioid fishes.

The monophyly of the antarctic fish suborder Notothenioidei and the monophyly of its earliest family the Bovichtidae have been investigated with 12S and 16S mitochondrial DNA sequences. New data from Cottoperca, Pseudaphritis, Harpagifer and several outgroups, in addition to available sequences, show that the bovichtids are paraphyletic. Pseudaphritis is… CONTINUE READING