Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101 (2016) 252–266 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev World-wide species distributions in the family Kyphosidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) Steen Wilhelm Knudsen , Kendall D. Clements School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Sea chubs of the family Kyphosidae are major consumers of macroalgae on both temperate and tropical Received 26 January 2016 reefs, where they can comprise a signiﬁcant proportion of ﬁsh biomass. However, the relationships and Revised 10 April 2016 taxonomic status of sea chubs (including the junior synonyms Hermosilla, Kyphosus, Neoscorpis and Accepted 29 April 2016 Sectator) worldwide have long been problematical due to perceived lack of character differentiation, com- Available online 30 April 2016 plicating ecological assessment. More recently, the situation has been further complicated by publication of conﬂicting taxonomic treatments. Here, we resolve the relationships, taxonomy and distribution of all Keywords: known species of sea chubs through a combined analysis of partial fragments from mitochondrial mark- Sea chub ers (12s, 16s, cytb, tRNA -Pro,-Phe, -Thr and -Val) and three nuclear markers (rag1, rag2, tmo4c4). These Drummer new results provide
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