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Molecular phylogenetics of the Neotropical fish family Prochilodontidae (Teleostei: Characiformes)

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Melo, Bruno F. ; Sidlauskas, Brian L. ; Hoekzema, Kendra ; Frable, Benjamin W. ; Vari, Richard P. ; Oliveira, Claudio
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution; v. 102, p. 189-201, SEP 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 17

Migratory detritivores of the characiform family Prochilodontidae occur throughout the freshwaters of much of South America. Prochilodontids often form massive populations and many species achieve substantial body sizes; a combination that makes them one of the most commercially important fish groups on the continent. Their economic significance notwithstanding, prochilodontids have never been the subject of a comprehensive molecular phylogenetic analysis. Using three mitochondrial and three nuclear loci spanning all prochilodontid species, we generated a novel phylogenetic hypothesis for the family. Our results strongly support monophyly of the family and the three included genera. A novel, highly supported placement of Ichthyoelephas sister to the Glade containing Prochilodus and Semaprochilodus diverges from a previous morphological hypothesis. Most previously hypothesized interspecific relationships are corroborated and some longstanding polytomies within Prochilodus and Semaprochilodus are resolved. The morphologically similar P. brevis, P. lacustris, P. nigricans and P. rubrotaeniatus are embedded within what is herein designated as the P. nigricans group. Species limits and distributions of these species are problematic and the group clearly merits taxonomic revision. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/51014-9 - Biodiversity and phylogenetic relationships of the genera Astyanax, Hemigrammus, Hyphessobrycon and Moenkhausia (Characiformes: Characidae)
Grantee:Claudio de Oliveira
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/26508-3 - Phylogeny of the hyperdiverse order Characiformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi) using ultraconserved elements
Grantee:Claudio de Oliveira
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/08374-1 - Phylogenetic relationships in the superfamily Anostomoidea (Ostariophysi: Characiformes)
Grantee:Bruno Francelino de Melo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/16436-2 - Phylogenetic relationships in the superfamily Anostomoidea (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) using multilocus and phylogenomic approaches
Grantee:Bruno Francelino de Melo
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate