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DNA barcoding highlights a cryptic species of grenadier Macrourus in the Southern Ocean



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Corrigendum Volume 78, Issue 3, 983–984, Article first published online: 2 March 2011

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Although three species of the genus Macrourus are recognized in the Southern Ocean, DNA sequencing of the mitochondrial COI gene revealed four well-supported clades. These barcode data suggest the presence of an undescribed species, a conclusion supported by meristic and morphometric examination of specimens.