Data from: Murky waters: searching for structure in genetically depauperate blue threadfin populations of Western Australia
Horne, John B., James Cook University
Momigliano, Paolo, James Cook University
van Herwerden, Lynne, James Cook University
Newman, Stephen J.
Published May 21, 2013 on Dryad.
Cite this dataset
Horne, John B.; Momigliano, Paolo; van Herwerden, Lynne; Newman, Stephen J. (2013). Data from: Murky waters: searching for structure in genetically depauperate blue threadfin populations of Western Australia [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.40rd6
The blue threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum) is an exploited fishery species in southeast Asia and Australia. Demographic studies have revealed fine-scale stock structure throughout the Australian coastline, with demographically isolated populations separated by only tens of km. Similarly, population genetic analysis revealed fine-scale structure across most of its Australian range with important implications for fisheries management. However, in northern Western Australia, genetic stock structure analysis showed a contradictory lack of structure. In the present study, one mtDNA marker and a suite of five microsatellite loci were used to further investigate the stock structure of Western Australian blue threadfin populations. By increasing sample sizes from previously investigated areas: Roebuck Bay (n = 93 adults) and Eighty-mile Beach (n = 92 adults and 163 recruits from two settlement cohorts), we were able to detect subtle genetic differentiation that was previously obscured by low levels of genetic polymorphism. Therefore, the same fine-scale stock structure that has been observed elsewhere in this species also appears to exist in Western Australia. This has clear ramifications for a revised management strategy that incorporates the fine scale structuring of northwest Western Australian stocks of the blue threadfin.
fasta file of Cytochrome oxidase I sequences.
An XL spreadsheet in GenAlEX format of microsatellite scores from five loci.