Morphological and meristic evaluation of the population structure of Anguilla marmorata across its range.

@article{Watanabe2009MorphologicalAM,
  title={Morphological and meristic evaluation of the population structure of Anguilla marmorata across its range.},
  author={S Watanabe and M J Miller and J Aoyama and K Tsukamoto},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 9},
  pages={2069-93}
}
The population structure of the giant mottled eel Anguilla marmorata was evaluated using statistical analysis of 21 morphological characters among 13 representative localities across the Indo-Pacific region and as far north as Japan. There were no clear differences in 15 proportional and six vertebral characters using principal component analysis. The total number of vertebrae (N(V)) of A. marmorata at these localities had the widest variation among the morphological and meristic characters… CONTINUE READING