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The genus Basilichthys (Teleostei: Atherinopsidae) revisited along its Chilean distribution range (21° to 40° S) using variation in morphology and mtDNA

Authordc.contributor.authorVéliz, David 
Authordc.contributor.authorCatalán, Laura 
Authordc.contributor.authorPardo, Rodrigo 
Authordc.contributor.authorAcuña, Patricio 
Authordc.contributor.authorDíaz, Angie 
Authordc.contributor.authorPoulin, Elie 
Authordc.contributor.authorVila Pinto, Irma 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationRevista Chilena de Historia Natural, Volumen 85, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 49-59
Abstractdc.description.abstractThere is still doubt as to the number of species of the freshwater Chilean ichthyofauna, 64 % of which have conservation problems. One of the groups is that of the silversides of the genus Basilichthys. Three morphological species of this genus have been described in Chile with disjoint distributions: Basilichthys semotilus, B. microlepidotus and B. australis; the latter two overlap in distribution only in the Aconcagua River and are not easily distinguishable by morphological and meristic characters. In order to evaluate the efficacy of identification of these species by molecular techniques, we analyzed the sequence of 9 % of the mitochondrial DNA (Control Region and COI) of individuals from the Loa River (21°41' S) to the Valdivia River (39°50' S), adding meristic features for B. microlepidotus and B. australis in order to study population variation to clarify the taxonomy of the native species of the genus. The phylogenetic analysis showed that the individuals of Basilichthys semot
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Keywordsdc.subjectControl Region
Keywordsdc.subjectSilverside fish
Títulodc.titleThe genus Basilichthys (Teleostei: Atherinopsidae) revisited along its Chilean distribution range (21° to 40° S) using variation in morphology and mtDNA
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