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Mar Biol (2007) 152:599609 DOI 10.1007/s00227-007-0714-0
 

Summary: Mar Biol (2007) 152:599609
DOI 10.1007/s00227-007-0714-0
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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Genetic structure of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata)
populations in California waters
Eric A. Lewallen Todd W. Anderson
Andrew J. Bohonak
Received: 4 September 2006 / Accepted: 19 April 2007 / Published online: 11 May 2007
Springer-Verlag 2007
Abstract The leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) is an
important predator in coastal marine ecosystems of Califor-
nia, targeted by recreational and commercial Wshermen and
of speciWc interest in Wsheries management. From October
2003 to August 2006, 169 leopard sharks were collected
from the coast of California (between 40.750N and
32.678N) and analyzed for mitochondrial and nuclear
genetic structure. Analyses of mtDNA control region
sequences revealed relatively low levels of genetic variation
(Wve haplotypes, average pairwise divergence = 0.0067).

  

Source: Anderson, Todd - Department of Biology, San Diego State University
Bohonak, Andrew J. - Department of Biology, San Diego State University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology