Eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci in a coral reef fish, Pterapogon kauderni


Eric A. Hoffman. Fax: 404-385-4440; E-mail: eric.hoffman@biology.gatech.edu


We describe the isolation and characterization of 11 polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite loci from a male mouthbrooding coral reef fish, the Banggai cardinalfish Pterapogon kauderni. In a sample of 37 fish from a natural population, polymorphism at these loci ranged from two to 15 alleles, with expected heterozygosities ranging from 0.107 to 0.928, enabling high-resolution genetic studies of this coral reef fish.