Journal article

Phylogeography of the yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus in native and non-native distributions

Shotaro Hirase, Sherrie Chambers, Kathryn Hassell, Melissa Carew, Vincent Pettigrove, Kiyoshi Soyano, Masaki Nagae, Wataru Iwasaki

Marine Biology | Springer | Published : 2017


Species introductions have been recognized as one of the principal threats to marine environments worldwide. Comparison of genetic data between native and non-native populations can provide key information, such as origin and population demography during the colonization process, which assists in understanding the mechanisms of invasion success in marine environments. The yellowfin goby, Acanthogobius flavimanus, is a large goby native to northeastern Asia, typically inhabiting muddy bottoms of bays, estuaries, and rivers, and is considered a pest where it has invaded coastal areas of the United States and Australia. Here, we analyzed mitochondrial DNA control region sequences of several yel..

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Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Awarded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Kyusyu and Tokushima prefecture lodges of Japan Sport Fishing Foundation, local fishing tackle stores in Japan (Jyosyu-Ya Miyagino store, Point Tokushima store, Anguru Koyaura store, Otaru-fishing PAPA, Kameya-Tsurigu Matsue store), R. Tabata, I. Yokoyama, S. Hayasaka, and T. Mikekado for providing specimens, and S. Matsui, R. Wilson, C. Hayward, M. Lockett, M. McGrouther, and M. Gomon for providing information about yellowfin goby populations. The authors are grateful to the members of the Iwasaki laboratory for helpful comments on this research. This work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (KAKENHI 221S0002 and Project "Construction of the platform for intellectual cooperation") and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (KAKENHI 16H06154 and 26850131). The Australian specimens were collected with support from the Centre for Aquatic Pollution, Identification and Management (CAPIM), Museum Victoria and the Arthur Rylah Institute, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Additional funding support was received from the Australian Academy of Science (Scientific Visits to Japan, International Linkages Program) and the Australian Society for Fish Biology (Early Career Researcher International Travel Award).