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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: 2004
Authors: VINSON, Christina Cleo
GOMES, Grazielle Fernanda Evangelista
SCHNEIDER, Horacio
SAMPAIO, Maria Iracilda da Cunha
Title: Sciaenidae fish of the Caeté River estuary, Northern Brazil: mitochondrial DNA suggests explosive radiation for the Western Atlantic assemblage
Citation: VINSON, Christina et al. Sciaenidae fish of the Caeté River estuary, Northern Brazil: mitochondrial DNA suggests explosive radiation for the Western Atlantic assemblage. Genetics and Molecular Biology, São Paulo, v. 27, n. 2, p. 174-180, 2004. Disponível em: <http://www.scielo.br/pdf/gmb/v27n2/a08v27n2.pdf>. Acesso em: 15 mar. 2011. <http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47572004000200008>.
Abstract: Sciaenids are fish which are normally abundant in tropical estuaries of the western Atlantic. Studies on the Caeté river estuary in the northern Brazilian state of Pará have revealed that in this area Sciaenidae is the dominant family, comprising almost 50% of all teleosts sampled. In this paper we present the results of the first phylogenetic study on South American estuarine sciaenids, during which we obtained mitochondrial gene 16S sequences from 15 species belonging to eight genera occurring in the Caeté estuary. Intergeneric nucleotide divergences varied from 5 to 15%, Lonchurus and Menticirrhus being the most divergent lineages. Nucleotide divergences were quite variable amongst species of the same genus, ranging from 1.2% (Stellifer microps x Stellifer naso) to 8.4% (Menticirrhus americanus x Menticirrhus littoralis). Cladograms based on maximum parsimony, minimum evolution and maximum likelihood depicted an explosive diversification pattern for the western Atlantic sciaenid assemblage. Our analysis further reveals a very close relationship between Bairdiella and Stellifer, a monophyletic clade which emerged during the more recent diversification events of the Sciaenidae family. The phylogenetic reconstruction suggests the need for a revision of the taxonomy and nomenclature of the Bairdiella/Stellifer group.
Keywords: Pará - Estado
Amazônia brasileira
Peixe
Sciaenidae
DNA mitocondrial
Estuários
Rio Caeté - PA
ISSN: 1415-4757
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