The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Two Armored Catfish Populations of the Genus Hypostomus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae, Hypostominae)
journal contributionposted on 25.06.2021, 14:06 by Dinaiza Abadia Rocha-Reis, Rubens Pasa, Fabiano Bezerra Menegidio, John Seymour Heslop-Harrison, Trude Schwarzacher, Karine Frehner Kavalco
Hypostomus Lacépède (1803) is the dominant genus of armored catfish (Siluriformes, Loricariidae, Hypostominae) in Brazilian rivers (Britski, 1972). This group presents a wide interspecific color and morphology variation (Oyakawa et al., 2005), which hinders the identification of some species. Likewise, the existence of various cytogenetic phenotypes, including different chromosomal numbers, karyotype formulas, and location of ribosomal genes (Rocha-Reis et al., 2020), reinforces the need for more appropriate methodologies for species identification.