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Multilocus molecular phylogeny of Gasteropelecidae (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) reveals the existence of an unsuspected diversity

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Abe, Kelly T. [1] ; Mariguela, Tatiane C. [1] ; Avelino, Gleisy S. [1] ; Castro, Ricardo M. C. [2] ; Oliveira, Claudio [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Lab Biol & Genet Peixes, Dept Morfol, BR-18618970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, FFCLRP, Dept Biol, LIRP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution; v. 69, n. 3, p. 1209-1214, DEC 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 8

The characiform family Gasteropelecidae, the so-called freshwater hatchetfishes, is comprised of three genera and nine species found in Panama and all South American countries except Chile. Our goal was to investigate the molecular characteristics, phylogenetic relationships among the species and genera of Gasteropelecidae and phylogenetic relationships between the Gasteropelecidae family with other Characiformes. DNA fragments from two mitochondrial (16S rRNA and Cytochrome B) and three nuclear genes (Rag1, Rag2 and Myh6) were sequenced. Our results corroborate the morphology-based hypothesized monophyly of the Gasteropelecidae family and most of the relationships among its genera. However, the genus Gasteropelecus is polyphyletic because G. maculatus is placed as the sister group to all other gasteropelecids, whereas G. sternicla is more closely related to species of Carnegiella. Similarly, the species Carnegiella strigata is not monophyletic, which suggests that the family needs a taxonomic review. Moreover, the species Thoracocharax stellatus was composed by four distinct lineages suggesting the this species may represents a species complex. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/09219-6 - Phylogenetic relationships in Characidae (Ostariophysi:Characiforms)
Grantee:Ricardo Macedo Corrêa e Castro
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/17999-2 - Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae): study of composition and phylogenetic relationships based on molecular data
Grantee:Tatiane Casagrande Mariguela
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate