Comparative phylogeography of two codistributed endemic cyprinids in southeastern Taiwan

Tzen Yuh Chiang, Yi Yen Chen, Teh Wang Lee, Kui Ching Hsu, Feng Jiau Lin, Wei Kuang Wang, Hung Du Lin

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Two cyprinid fishes, Spinibarbus hollandi and Onychostoma alticorpus, are endemic to southeastern Taiwan. This study examined the phylogeography of these two codistributed primary freshwater fishes using mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b sequences (1140 bp) to search for general patterns in the effect of historical changes in southeastern Taiwan. In total, 135 specimens belonging to these two species were collected from five populations. These two codistributed species revealed similar genetic variation patterns. The genetic variation in both species was very low, and the geographical distribution of the genetic variation corresponded neither to the drainage structure nor to the geographical distances between the samples. The results of a statistical dispersal-vicariance analysis suggested that the ancestral populations of these two species were distributed in southern Taiwan before their dispersal. Our study suggests that the initial colonization occurred in the Kaoping River followed by eastern and northward dispersal. Our results also indicate that the Central Range in Taiwan did not act as a barrier to the dispersal of S. hollandi or O. alticorpus.

頁(從 - 到)283-290
期刊Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
出版狀態Published - 2017 2月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生態學、進化論、行為學與系統學
  • 生物化學


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