The tip of the tail: molecular identification of seahorses for sale in apothecary shops and curio stores in California

@article{Sanders2007TheTO,
  title={The tip of the tail: molecular identification of seahorses for sale in apothecary shops and curio stores in California},
  author={J. Sanders and Jennifer E. Cribbs and H. Fienberg and Greg C. Hulburd and Laure S. Katz and S. Palumbi},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={65-71}
}
Millions of seahorses a year are traded internationally, with many eventually sold at retail shops as curios, as aquarium pets, and especially for use in traditional medicine. The entire genus is now protected by CITES, but conservation measures have been limited in part by difficulties with species identification and incomplete understanding of trade patterns. In this study, we use molecular techniques to make species- and population-level identifications of 56 seahorses sampled from both… Expand
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