Plankton and Benthos Research
Online ISSN : 1882-627X
Print ISSN : 1880-8247
ISSN-L : 1880-8247
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Morphological differences among snipefishes (Macroramphosidae: Macroramphosus) from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans
Taisuke NoguchiTomo KitahashiGento ShinoharaJun HashimotoShigeaki Kojima
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2016 Volume 11 Issue 4 Pages 147-150

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A non-metric multi-dimensional scaling (nMDS) analysis based on 10 quantitative morphological characteristics showed significant morphological differences among snipefishes of the genus Macroramphosus from the northwestern Pacific including the East China Sea and the southern Pacific, northern Atlantic, and southern Atlantic oceans. Individuals of theses four sea areas were significantly different from each other for at least one characteristic. Considering these results along with those of previous molecular analyses, Macroramphosus is suggested to have speciated or genetically diverged among sea areas.

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