Reconfirming the hybrid origin and generic status of the Iberian cyprinid complex Squalius alburnoides
Abstract:The recent allocation of the cyprinid complex Squalius alburnoides to the genus Iberocypris in the Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes is refuted by confirming evidence of a close relationship with the genus Squalius. Squalius alburnoides is here defined as a complex based on the existence of a hybrid form with distinct genome combinations and ploidies and of a reconstituted nuclear non-hybrid male form also with hybrid origin.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Campo Grande C2-Piso 3, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Publication date: February 1, 2010