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Combining microsatellite, otolith shape and parasites community analyses as a holistic approach to assess population structure of Dentex dentex

Abstract : The common dentex, Dentex dentex, is an iconic marine coastal fish of the Mediterranean Sea. Despite its economic and ecological importance, data on the population structure of this species are still very limited. The aim of this study was to identify the stock structure of the common dentex at relatively fine spatial scale around Corsica Island, using a combination of markers that have different spatial and temporal scales of integration: microsatellite DNA markers, otolith shape analysis and parasites communities. Microsatellite analysis indicated that there was no significant genetic differentiation in D. dentex between the four sampling sites around Corsica. Otolith shape analysis suggests one potential distinct population unit of D. dentex centered in one site (Cap Corse) varying in their degree of differentiation from those in the other zones. Multivariate analysis on parasite abundance data highlights to a lower extent two sites (Bonifacio and Galeria) with some connectivity between adjacent zones. The combination of these three markers together highlights the resulting three sites while giving complementary insights and an opportunity to compare their utility and potential to understand population interactions. A complex population structure around Corsican coasts is then proposed, providing a new perspective on common dentex fishery stock conservation and management strategies.
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M. Marengo, M. Baudouin, A. Viret, M. Laporte, P. Berrebi, et al.. Combining microsatellite, otolith shape and parasites community analyses as a holistic approach to assess population structure of Dentex dentex. Journal of Sea Research (JSR), Elsevier, 2017, 128, pp.1-14. ⟨10.1016/j.seares.2017.07.003⟩. ⟨hal-01594922⟩

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