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Milkshark (Rhizoprionodon acutus) microsatellite genotype data (six loci) from samples collected from five locations in eastern Australia and central Indonesia.

Morgan, J.A.T. and Street, Raewyn and Ovenden, Jenny. Milkshark (Rhizoprionodon acutus) microsatellite genotype data (six loci) from samples collected from five locations in eastern Australia and central Indonesia. Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), James Cook University. [Dataset]

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Abstract

Biodiversity of sharks in the tropical Indo-Pacific is high, but species-specific information to assist sustainable resource exploitation is scarce. The null hypothesis of population genetic homogeneity was tested for scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini, n=244) and the milkshark (Rhizoprionodon acutus, n=209) from northern and eastern Australia, using nuclear (S. lewini, eight microsatellite loci; R. acutus, six loci) and mitochondrial gene markers (873 base pairs of NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4). We were unable to reject genetic homogeneity for S. lewini, which was as expected based on previous studies of this species. Less expected were similar results for R. acutus, which is more benthic and less vagile than S. lewini. These features are probably driving the genetic break found between Australian and central Indonesian R. acutus (F-statistics; mtDNA, 0.751 to 0.903; microsatellite loci, 0.038 to 0.047). Our results support the spatially-homogeneous management plan for shark species in Queensland, but caution is advised for species yet to be studied.

Item Type:Dataset
Type of Data:Microsatellite Genotype Data.
Copyright Holders:© The State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Funders:Australian Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, James Cook University.
Additional Information:By downloading this dataset you agree to the terms and conditions of the attached licence.
Keywords:Milkshark; mitochondrial DNA; microsatellite loci; sustainable exploitation; fisheries management; biodiversity.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > By region or country > Australia
Science > Biology > Genetics
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Deposited On:29 Mar 2011 03:23
Last Modified:05 Mar 2013 06:20

ANDS Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10378.3/13904

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