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Título: Are local extinctions and recolonizations continuing at the colder limits of marine fish distributions? Halobatrachus didactylus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), a possible candidate
Autor: Robalo, Joana Isabel
Crespo, Ana Maria Azambuja Farinha da Conceição Pereira
Castilho, Rita
Francisco, Sara Martins
Amorim, Maria Clara Pessoa
Almada, Vítor Carvalho
Data: 2013
Editora: Springer
Citação: Marine Biology, 160, 2461-2467
Resumo: In this paper, we compare the populations of the Lusitanian toadfish Halobatrachus didactylus along the Portuguese shore, using a putative fragment of the mitochondrial control region and the first intron of the S7 ribosomal protein gene. This demersal species ranges from the tropical West African coast to the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean, having its northern limit in the Tagus River. For the putative control region, a single haplotype occurs in all fish from Tagus and Sado (the location immediately to the south) with a clear increase in diversity to the South, peaking at Algarve (south Portugal). The data seem to point to a very recent Holocenic colonization of Tagus and Sado from the South (possibly Algarve). We suggest that even small oscillations in sea surface temperature (SST) may cause local extinctions and subsequent recolonizations in populations of thermophilic fish that are at the cold limit of their distributions.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/2377
ISSN: 0025-3162
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