Data from: Genome-wide SNPs identify limits to connectivity in the extreme freshwater disperser, spangled perch Leiopotherapon unicolor (Terapontidae)
Schmidt, Daniel J., Griffith University
Huey, Joel A., Griffith University
Hughes, Jane M., Griffith University
Published Nov 06, 2017 on Dryad.
Cite this dataset
Schmidt, Daniel J.; Huey, Joel A.; Hughes, Jane M. (2017). Data from: Genome-wide SNPs identify limits to connectivity in the extreme freshwater disperser, spangled perch Leiopotherapon unicolor (Terapontidae) [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.h5r77
The utility of restriction-site associated DNA sequencing (RADseq) to resolve fine-scale population structure was tested on an abundant and vagile fish species in a tropical river. Australia’s most widespread freshwater fish, the “extreme disperser” Leiopotherapon unicolor was sampled from six locations in an unregulated system, the Daly River in Australia’s Northern Territory. Despite an expectation of high connectivity based on life history knowledge of this species derived from arid zone habitats, L. unicolor was not a panmictic population in the tropical lower Daly. Using ~14,000 polymorphic RADseq loci, we found a pattern of upstream versus downstream population subdivision and evidence for differentiation among tributary populations. The magnitude of population structure was low with narrow confidence intervals (global FST = 0.014; 95% CI = 0.012, 0.016). Confidence intervals around pairwise FST estimates were all non-zero and consistent with the results of clustering analyses. This population structure was not explained by spatially heterogeneous selection acting on a subset of loci, or by sampling groups of closely related individuals (average within-site relatedness ≈ 0). One implication of the low but significant structure observed in the tropics is the possibility that L. unicolor may exhibit contrasting patterns of migratory biology in tropical versus arid zone habitats. We conclude that the RADseq revolution holds promise for delineating subtle patterns of population subdivision in species characterized by high within-population variation and low among-population differentiation.
RADseq-derived SNP genotype data: 14,031 loci, 48 individuals, species = Leiopotherapon unicolor.
Data is R S4 class ‘genind’ object (adegenet R package): “unicolor_data.RData”. The data are RADseq-derived SNP genotypes scored for 14,031 loci in 48 individuals. Individual sample codes in this file include population identifier and individual identifier. Please see Readme.txt file.