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dc.contributor.author Yashiki Yamakawa, Ayako en_US
dc.contributor.author Yamaguchi, Masashi en_US
dc.contributor.author Imai, Hideyuki en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-26T01:05:20Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-05-26T01:05:20Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Yashiki Yamakawa A, Yamaguchi M, Imai H. Genetic Relationships among Species of Meretrix (Mollusca: Veneridae) in the Western Pacific Ocean. Pac Sci 62(3): 385-394. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22714 en_US
dc.description v. ill. 23 cm. en_US
dc.description Quarterly en_US
dc.description.abstract We compared allozymes at 12 loci in 12 populations of six species of Meretrix: M. lusoria ( Japan, Korea, and Taiwan), M. petechialis (China and Korea), M. ovum (Thailand and Mozambique), M. lyrata (China), M. lamarckii ( Japan), and Meretrix sp. A (Okinawa, Japan). Our allozyme results were generally consistent with the major groupings currently recognized within the genus based on morphological characters. However, we found two cryptic or undescribed species: Meretrix sp. A from Okinawa and M. cf. lusoria from Taiwan. The shell characters of Meretrix sp. A were similar to those of M. lamarckii, but the species was genetically distinct (Nei’s genetic distance D > 0.845) from all other species examined. The Taiwanese Meretrix population was morphologically indistinguishable from Japanese M. lusoria, although the genetic distance between the Taiwanese and Japanese populations showed a high degree of genetic differentiation (D > 0.386). Meretrix lusoria seedlings were introduced into Taiwan from Japan in the 1920s, and Japanese M. lusoria was previously thought to be established as a cultured stock. However, our results suggest that the Taiwanese population may represent a sibling or cryptic species of M. lusoria. en_US
dc.format.extent 10 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 62, no. 3 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Genetic Relationships among Species of Meretrix (Mollusca: Veneridae) in the Western Pacific Ocean. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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