Characterization of 16 microsatellite loci for a common coral reef fish, the fierce shrimpgoby Ctenogobiops feroculus

Authors

  • ANDREW R. THOMPSON,

    1. Research and Collections — Ichthyology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90007, USA
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  • CHRISTINE E. THACKER,

    1. Research and Collections — Ichthyology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90007, USA
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  • EMILY Y. SHAW,

    1. Research and Collections — Ichthyology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90007, USA
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  • DAWN M. ROJE

    1. Research and Collections — Ichthyology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90007, USA
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Andrew R. Thompson, Fax: (213)748-4432; E-mail: andrew2112@yahoo.com

Abstract

We developed 16 pairs of primers for microsatellite loci of the fierce shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops feroculus. Analysis of 35–40 gobies per locus from five islands in French Polynesia indicated that allele frequency varied from two to 30 per locus, while observed heterozygosity ranged between 0.05 and 0.98. These microsatellites should provide insight into patterns of dispersal and connectivity among populations of this common coral reef fish.

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