Hybridization between damselfishes Dascyllus aruanus and D. reticulatus on the Great Barrier Reef

Johansen, J.L., He, S., Pappas, M.K., Berumen, M.L., Frank, G., and Hoey, A.S. (2017) Hybridization between damselfishes Dascyllus aruanus and D. reticulatus on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 36 (3). p. 717.

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[Extract] Hybridization among closely related species is relatively common in marine fishes thatspawn mid-water. Although at least 81 species of tropical coral-reef fish have been reported to hybridize in nature (primarily Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae and Labridae), hybridization is thought to be exceedingly rare among benthic-nesting species that engage in pair spawning, such as the Pomacentridae (Montanari et al.2016 ). The Pomacentridae include >385 species, most of which form breeding pairs and nest on the benthos. Yet only four Pomacentridae hybridshave been confirmed based on strong molecular evidence (e.g., Yaakub et al. 2006), and only from areas where one or both species are rare, such as degraded habitats and/or geographic zones of overlap.

Item ID: 55261
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1432-0975
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 01:21
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 50%
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