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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014, pp. 20-32
Bioline Code: zr14002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014, pp. 20-32

 en Morphological and molecular studies on Garra imberba check for this species in other resources and its related species in China
WANG, Wei-Ying; ZHOU, Wei; YANG, Jun-Xing & CHEN, Xiao-Yong

Abstract

Garra imberba check for this species in other resources is widely distributed in China. At the moment, both Garra yiliangensis check for this species in other resources and G. hainanensis check for this species in other resources are treated as valid species, but they were initially named as a subspecies of G. pingi check for this species in other resources , a junior synonym of G. imberba. Garra alticorpora check for this species in other resources and G. nujiangensis check for this species in other resources 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.

Keywords
Garra imberba; Taxonomy; Morphology; Molecular phylogeny

 
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