Population genetic evidence for the east–west division of the narrow-barred Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson, Perciformes: Teleostei) along Wallace’s Line

Mitochondrial DNA D-loop region was used to infer the genetic structure of Spanish mackerel from populations in Southeast Asia and northern Australia

Zohrah Haji Sulaiman; Jennifer R. Ovenden

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • Mitochondrial DNA D-loop region was used to infer the genetic structure of Spanish mackerel from populations in Southeast Asia and northern Australia
  • Members of clade A were found in Southeast Asia and northern Australia, but not in locations to the west or north
  • Genetic division along Wallace’s Line suggests that co-management of S. commerson populations for future sustainability may not be necessary between Southeast Asian nations and Australia, all countries should share the task of management of the species in Southeast Asia
  • More detailed genetic studies of S. commerson populations in the region are warranted

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