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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: 2008
metadata.dc.creator: GOMES, Grazielle Fernanda Evangelista
SOUZA, Marcelo Nazareno Vallinoto de
SILVA, Simoni Santos da
ORTI, Guillermo
SAMPAIO, Maria Iracilda da Cunha
Title: Can Lutjanus purpureus (South red snapper) be "legally" considered a red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus)?
Citation: GOMES, Grazielle et al. Can Lutjanus purpureus (South red snapper) be "legally" considered a red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus)?. Genetics and Molecular Biology, São Paulo, v. 31, n. 1, p. 372-376, 2008. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 15 de mar. 2011. <>.
Abstract: Red snappers (Lutjanus purpureus in Brazil and Lutjanus campechanus in USA and Gulf of Mexico) are both under clear effect of overfishing. Because of their high morphological similarity it has already been suggested that they could possibly be considered as a single species. To investigate the degree of similarity and the genetic structure of red snapper populations we constructed a common dataset of partial D-loop mtDNA sequences of L. purpureus from Brazil (Amapá, Pará and Maranhão) and L. campechanus from the Atlantic coast of the USA (Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi). Phylogenetic and population genetic analyses surprisingly depicted high similarity between L. campechanus and L. purpureus, compatible with the hypothesis of a single species of red snapper for the Western Atlantic Ocean. These preliminary but very curious findings open an important discussion regarding the legislation involved on the capture of this overexploited fish resources as well as regarding their taxonomy.
Keywords: Pargo (Peixe)
Genética de populações
DNA mitocondrial
Lutjanus purpureus
Lutjanus campechanus
Brasil - País
Golfo do México
Estados Unidos - País
ISSN: 1415-4757
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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