After continents divide: Comparative phylogeography of reef fishes from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

J. DiBattista, M. Berumen, M. Gaither, L. Rocha, J. Eble, J. Choat, M. Craig, D. Skillings, B. Bowen
Journal of Biogeography, 40, pp. 1170-1181, (2013)

After continents divide: Comparative phylogeography of reef fishes from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

Keywords

Coalescent,  Cryptic speciation,  Dispersal,  Genealogical concordance,  Gene flow,  Mitochondrial DNA,  Vicariance.

Abstract

​The Red Sea is a biodiversity hotspot characterized by a unique marine fauna and high endemism. This sea began forming c. 24 million years ago with the separation of the African and Arabian plates, and has been characterized by periods of desiccation, hypersalinity and intermittent connection to the Indian Ocean. We aim to evaluate the impact of these events on the genetic architecture of the Red Sea reef fish fauna.

Code

DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12068

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