Journal article

Cryptic biodiversity in the freshwater fishes of the Kimberley endemism hotspot, northwestern Australia

James Shelley, Stephen Swearer, Mark Adams, Tim Dempster, Matthew Le Feuvre, Michael Hammer, Peter Unmack

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2018


Awarded by Hermon Slade Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the funding contributions for this project from the Hermon Slade Foundation (grant number HSF 11/4), the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, and the Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust. We also thank Martin Gomon for his advice regarding morphological methods. Gerald Allen, Jon Armbruster, Michael Baltzly, Joshua Brown, Chris Burridge, Bush Blitz, Stephen Caldwell, Adam Fletcher, David Galeotti, Mark Kennard, Alfred Ko'ou, Andrew McDougall, Masaki Miya, David Morgan, Tim Page, Colton Perna, Ikising Petasi, Michael Pusey, Ross Smith and the Hydrobiology team, and Adam Kerezsy are thanked for their efforts in helping to collect and/or provide specimens. Thanks are also due to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Argyle Diamond Mine, Crocodile Hole Community, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Drysdale Station, Dunkeld Pastoral Company, Ellenbrae Station, Flying Fox Hole Community, Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation, Lissadell Station, Mt Elizabeth Station for permissions and access to sampling sites. Finally, we thank Martin Gomon, Samantha Bui, and Butch Maher for their invaluable field assistance. All work had animal ethics approval from the Research Ethics and Integrity office at the University of Melbourne, ID 1212470.1. All collections by the authors were made under Government of Western Australia, Department of Fisheries permit, Ref. 220/12. Collections by the authors in National Parks were made under Department of Parks and Wildlife Permit SF008685 (2012-2013) and SF009877 (2014-2015).