Morphological Differentiation in the Damselfish Abudefduf saxatilis Along the Mexican Atlantic Coast is Associated with Environmental Factors and High Connectivity

@article{Pieros2015MorphologicalDI,
  title={Morphological Differentiation in the Damselfish Abudefduf saxatilis Along the Mexican Atlantic Coast is Associated with Environmental Factors and High Connectivity},
  author={Victor Julio Pi{\~n}eros and Oscar Rios-Cardenas and Carla Guti{\'e}rrez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Luis Mendoza-Cuenca},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={235-249}
}
Coastal regions represent environments with heterogenic ecological conditions and with potential barriers to dispersal, making them ideal systems to study the variation of morphology and genetics of the organisms inhabiting them. Using individuals of the damselfish Abudefduf saxatilis from the three main reef systems along the Mexican Atlantic coast, we examined genetic and environmental variation to evaluate their relative contribution to body and head shape, and body size. We determined if… CONTINUE READING