Genetic structure of selected finfish populations in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The results of the present study showed that almaco jack, yellowfin tuna and wahoo had high haplotype diversities and numerous singleton haplotypes and spread over extensive ranges, as expected in pelagic fishes, while only Galapagos yellowfin tuna from D-loop dataset showed population expansion; sailfin grouper cyt b had low haplotype and nucleotide diversities, confirming the concern from previous study that the fish was overfished in waters off the Galapagos Islands

Zohrah Sulaiman


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  • The genetic structure of selected five finfish populations, namely, almaco jack, sailfin grouper, stalkeye scorpionfish, wahoo and yellowfin tuna in the Galapagos Islands, was studied using mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b and D-loop
  • The sampled fishes obtained from the San Cristobal market were frozen before being used for this study
  • All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article
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  • The online version of this article contained a number of typesetting errors which the editor wished to rectify, but it was inadvertently sent for publication before the required corrections were implemented

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