Overlapping patterns of morphometric and genetic differentiation in the Mediterranean goby Pomatoschistus tortonesei Miller, 1968 (Perciformes, Gobiidae) in Tunisian lagoons

Marco Arculeo, Sabrina Lo Brutto, Randa Mejri, Nesrine Hassine, Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine

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Abstract.The genetic and morphological variations of Pomatoschistus tortonesei Miller, 1968 were studied in samples collected from three Tunisian lagoons. The morphological analysis included 18 morphometric measurements and was based on linear discriminant analysis (LDA), whereas the genetic analysis was based on the 16S-rRNA and COI mitochondrial genes. Both analyses differentiated the populations and demonstrated consistently a well-supported differentiation between the western Mediterranean samples (Bizerta and Tunis South lagoons) and the eastern Mediterranean sample (El Bibane lagoon). The observed differentiation could be explained in terms of the geographic isolation of the various populations and the influence of environmental factors, which differ greatly between the different sites. The molecular results revealed that the populations are characterised by unique haplotypes which are well defined in relation to limited gene flow and restricted dispersal abilities. Additionally, it seems that local selective pressures have modelled biometrical variation. Morphological results can reflect a differential habitat use revealed in the cephalic features and a different response to hydrodynamic constraints developed in dissimilar dorsal and pelvic fin lengths.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)239-244
Numero di pagine6
RivistaZoology
Volume115
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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Pomatoschistus
Gobiidae
Perciformes
genetic variation
sampling
discriminant analysis
hydrodynamics
fins
genetic techniques and protocols
gene flow
haplotypes
ribosomal RNA
environmental factors
habitats
genes

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AU - Mejri, Randa

AU - Hassine, Nesrine

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KW - Lagoon ecosystems

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