DNA barcoding supports the presence of the cryptic ocellated eagle ray, Aetobatus ocellatus (Myliobatidae), in French Polynesia, South Pacific

Berthe, Cécile, Mourier, Johann, Lecchini, David, Rummer, Jodie L., Sellos, Daniel Y., and Iglésias, Samuel P. (2016) DNA barcoding supports the presence of the cryptic ocellated eagle ray, Aetobatus ocellatus (Myliobatidae), in French Polynesia, South Pacific. Cybium, 40 (2). pp. 181-184.

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Abstract

The Aetobatus species present in French Polynesian Islands is identified as A. ocellatus, the ocellated eagle ray. This finding is based on DNA barcoding and supports the recent splitting of Aetobatus narinari, the spotted eagle ray, into two distinct species. Ray samples were collected from the Tuamotu and the Society archipelagos in 2012. All samples have a similar haplotype, suggesting they are conspecific and are also genetically close to specimens collected from Australia and New Caledonia.

Item ID: 45326
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2101-0315
Keywords: Myliobatidae, Aetobatus narinari, cryptic species, DNA barcoding, CO1
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2016 22:06
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060309 Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0606 Physiology > 060603 Animal Physiology Systems @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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