<i>Gaidropsarus</i> (Gadidae, Teleostei) of the North Atlantic Ocean: a brief phylogenetic review

TitleGaidropsarus (Gadidae, Teleostei) of the North Atlantic Ocean: a brief phylogenetic review
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFrancisco, SM, Robalo, JI, Stefanni, S, Levy, A, Almada, VC
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Pagination473 - 487
Date PublishedJan-08-2014

The phylogenetic relationships among theNorth Atlantic Gaidropsarus and between the three Gaidropsarinae
genera Gaidropsarus, Ciliata and Enchelyopus are reviewed with the hitherto most comprehensive
taxonomic sampling of this group. Phylogenetic results (maximum parsimony, maximum
likelihood and Bayesian inference) based on nuclear (rhodopsin) and concatenated mitochondrial (12s,
16s and cytb)markers clearly support this subfamily. For the north-eastern Atlantic species of Gaidropsarus,
two previously unreported clades were strongly supported, clarifying the relationships within
the genus, and revealing fewer distinct taxa in the north Atlantic Gaidropsarus than previously stipulated.
The data challenge the specific status of Gaidropsarus mediterraneus and Gaidropsarus guttatus
and raise doubts concerning the distinctiveness of other species. A taxonomic revision of the genus is

Short TitleJ Fish Biol