A new set of highly polymorphic microsatellites for the white and black anglerfish (Lophiidae)


J. A. Sánchez Prado, Fax: +34 985 1035 34; E-mail: jafsp@uniovi.es


A microsatellite-enriched genomic library was obtained using individuals of the black anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) and eight polymorphic microsatellites were successfully optimized. The genetic analysis of 50 black anglerfish individuals captured in the Cantabrian coasts revealed high polymorphism with a mean of number of alleles per locus of Na = 10.5 (5–28 alleles) and a mean expected heterozygosity of 0.740 (0.521–0.962). This microsatellite set was also functional with a sample from the white anglerfish (Lophius piscatorious) showing a high polymorphism.