The DNA barcoding of Mediterranean combtooth blennies suggests the paraphyly of some taxa (Perciformes, Blenniidae)

Marco Arculeo, Federico Marrone, Luca Vecchioni, Eya Belaiba, Francesco Tiralongo, Eya Belaiba, Francesco Tiralongo, Francesco Tiralongo, Francesco Tiralongo, Francesco Tiralongo, Francesco Tiralongo, Lilia Bahri-Sfar

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Abstract

A dataset including novel and publicly available mtDNA COI sequences of 14 Mediterranean combtooth blenny species belonging to nine genera was assembled in order to provide a reference dataset for DNA barcoding studies. Some inconsistencies in the current taxonomy of some genera were observed. In particular, the monophyly of the genera Parablennius and Salaria is not supported by the present dataset and the absence of reciprocal monophyly between the morphospecies Salaria basilisca and S. pavo questions their status and stresses the need of a revision of the genus Salaria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume94
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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