Genetic analysis reveals the diversity of larval Gobiidae in a temperate estuary.

Ojaveer, H., Gross, R., Laur, K., Arula, T. and Klais, R. (2017) Genetic analysis reveals the diversity of larval Gobiidae in a temperate estuary. Journal of Fish Biology, 91 (4). pp. 1048-1061. DOI 10.1111/jfb.13407.

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Abstract

Using molecular tools to examine Gobiidae, the second most abundant taxon in ichthyoplankton samples in the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea), the sand goby Pomatoschistus minutus was the most abundant taxon (82% of all individuals analysed), the common goby Pomatoschistus microps constituted 12% and the black goby Gobius niger 6%. The spatiotemporal distribution of P. microps and G. niger indicated a preference for habitats closer to the river inlet and their abundances increased slightly towards the end of the sampling period in summer. The species composition was interpreted in the context of the prevailing habitat conditions, characterized by extremely low water transparency, low salinity, limited spread of vegetated area and dominance of sandy–muddy substrata.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Baltic Sea; biodiversity; genetic identification; mitochondrial DNA D-loop; non-commercial fishes; PCR-RFLP
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1111/jfb.13407
ISSN: 0022-1112
Projects: BONUS BIO-C3
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 11:43
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 11:43
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/41068

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