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Keywords:

  • Barbodes gonionotus;
  • cyprinid;
  • microsatellites;
  • silver barb

Abstract

Barbodes gonionotus (Puntius gonionotus/javanicus, Bleeker) is a cyprinid fish, endemic to South-east Asia and is of great importance in both wild fisheries and in aquaculture in the region. It is a common to dominant species in the middle and lower stretches of medium and large rivers. Five highly polymorphic microsatellite loci are described (HO = 0.7–0.9, number of alleles per locus = 10–37), which will be of use both in population genetic studies and for the assessment of true effective breeding population sizes in aquaculture stocks.