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Molecular phylogeny of the antitropical subgenus Goniistius (Perciformes : Cheilodactylidae : Cheilodactylus): evidence for multiple transequatorial divergences and non-monophyly

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Burridge, CP and White, RWG, Molecular phylogeny of the antitropical subgenus Goniistius (Perciformes : Cheilodactylidae : Cheilodactylus): evidence for multiple transequatorial divergences and non-monophyly, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70, (3) pp. 435-458. ISSN 0024-4066 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1006/bijl.1999.0413

Abstract

The subgenus Goniistius comprises eight species of marine nearshore fishes which are antitropically distributed. The molecular phylogeny of these and other cheilodactylids was reconstructed from cytochrome oxidase I and cytochrome b mitochondrial DNA sequences. The placement within Goniistius of the morphologically divergent species Cheilodactylus (G.) nigripes was not supported. The remaining seven species are sufficiently divergent from other cheilodactylids to be designated as a separate genus. The antitropical distribution of Goniistius is the result of three transequatorial divergences, which occurred during two periods. Based on molecular clock calibrations, these periods are suggested to be the mid Miocene, and late Miocene to early Pliocene. It is not known in which direction or by which mechanism these transequatorial divergences occurred, although biogeographic hypotheses of Mesozoic or Pleistocene separations can be discounted. The degree of genetic divergence between North and South Pacific populations of C. (G.) vittatus Garrett indicates that they have undergone cryptic speciation. (C) 2000 The Linnean Society of London.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Burridge, CP (Dr Christopher Burridge)
Author:White, RWG (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:20024
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-04
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