Phylogenetic estimation of Sciaenidae in the East China Sea inferred from nuclear EPIC DNA sequence variation
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Here we describe a phylogenetic analysis of sciaenids of the East China Sea based on nuclear exon-primed intron-crossing genes (EPIC markers) and a mitochondrial gene (CO1). Separate analyses of the two data partitions resulted in mostly congruent trees. Although there were some differences in the classification of these species, the main difference between trees obtained by the mitochondrial gene (CO1) and nuclear DNA sequences was the position of Miichthys miiuy and Johnius belangerii. In the mitochondrial phylogeny, Johnius belangerii was placed at the most basal position forming an individual clade, while other species formed another large cluster. Miichthys miiuy formed an independent basal sub-clade grouped with Larimichthys and Collichthys. Collichthys lucidus was grouped with Larimichthys crocea and Larimichthys polyactis. Trees based on the nuclear genes differed somewhat from those based on the CO1 mitochondrial gene. In this analysis, two groups resulted, the Larimichthys and Collichthys clade, and another clade including a total of five species: Johnius belangerii, Nibea albiflora, Pennahia argentata, Sciaenops ocellatus, and Argyrosomus japonicus; Johnius belangerii clustered with Nibea albillora. Miichthys miiuy was placed at the basal position of the other cluster because it was an independent basal sub-clade grouped with Johnius belangerii, Nibea albiflora, Pennahia argentata, Sciaenops ocellatus, and Argyrosomus japonicus. Many aspects of the phylogeny of the Sciaenidae remain unresolved, and further analysis based on more molecular information and extensive taxon sampling is necessary to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships among the major lineages within Sciaenidae. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.