Phylogeography of two moray eels indicates high dispersal throughout the indo-pacific.

  title={Phylogeography of two moray eels indicates high dispersal throughout the indo-pacific.},
  author={Joshua Steven Reece and Brian W. Bowen and Kavita Joshi and Vadim Goz and Allan Larson},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  volume={101 4},
Reef fishes disperse primarily as oceanic "pelagic" larvae, and debate continues over the extent of this dispersal, with recent evidence for geographically restricted (closed) populations in some species. In contrast, moray eels have the longest pelagic larval stages among reef fishes, possibly providing opportunities to disperse over great distances. We test this prediction by measuring mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA variation in 2 species of moray eels, Gymnothorax undulatus (N… CONTINUE READING
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