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The taxonomy of Vietnams exploited seahorses (family Syngnathidae)

Lourie, Sara; Pritchard, J; Casey, Stephen; Truong, Si Ky; Hall, Heather; Vincent, Amanda

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Seahorses (Hippocampus spp) are heavily exploited in Vietnam, but conservation and management measures are currently limited by the ambiguous taxonomic definitions of the genus in the region. Seven species of seahorse are identified in this paper as inhabiting the coastal waters of Vietnam. We used morphometric and DNA sequence data (from the cytochrome b region of the mitochondrial genome) to delimit the species. Species descriptions are put forward and we provide illustrations and an...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/91590
Source: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1006/bijl.1998.9999

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