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Wei-Ying WANG, Wei ZHOU, Jun-Xing YANG, Xiao-Yong CHEN. Morphological and molecular studies on Garra imberba and its related species in China. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(1): 20-32. doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.020
Citation: Wei-Ying WANG, Wei ZHOU, Jun-Xing YANG, Xiao-Yong CHEN. Morphological and molecular studies on Garra imberba and its related species in China. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(1): 20-32. doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.020

Morphological and molecular studies on Garra imberba and its related species in China

doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.020
  • Received Date: 2012-11-11
  • Rev Recd Date: 2013-11-12
  • Publish Date: 2014-01-08
  • Garra imberba is widely distributed in China. At the moment, both Garra yiliangensis and G. hainanensis are treated as valid species, but they were initially named as a subspecies of G. pingi, a junior synonym of G. imberba. Garra alticorpora and G. nujiangensis also have similar morphological characters to G. imberba, but the taxonomic statuses and phylogenetic relationships of these species with G. imberba remains uncertain. In this study, 128 samples from the Jinshajiang, Red, Nanpanjiang, Lancangjiang, Nujiang Rivers as well as Hainan Island were measured while 1 mitochondrial gene and 1 nuclear intron of 24 samples were sequenced to explore the phylogenetic relationship of these five species. The results showed that G. hainanensis, G. yiliangensis, G. alticorpora and G. imberba are the same species with G. imberba being the valid species name, while G. nujiangensis is a valid species in and of itself.
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