Check List 13(4): 391-395, doi: 10.15560/13.4.391
Using DNA barcodes to confirm new records of Amazon longfin herrings Pellona castelnaeana Valenciennes, 1847 and Pellona flavipinnis (Valenciennes, 1837) (Clupeiformes: Pristigasteridae) in the Branco River sub-basin
expand article infoAline Mourão Ximenes, Valéria Nogueira Machado§|, José Gregório Martinez#¤, Joiciane Gonçalves Farias«, Izeni Pires Farias
‡ Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil§ Laboratório de Evolução e Genética Animal, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil| niversidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal do Amazonas , Manaus, Brazil# Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil¤ Institución Universitaria Colegio Mayor de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia« UFAM, Manaus, Brazil
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This note demonstrates the use of a DNA barcoding methodology in confirming new occurrence records of Pellona castelnaeana and Pellona flavipinnis in the Branco River sub-basin. The DNA barcode result was verified by identification based on morphological characters of both species. Thus, these records increase the species’ ranges by more than 600 km in the Amazon and show evidence of high genetic variability in P. flavipinnis.
Amazon basin distribution; range extension; new records; apapás; barcoding; morphological characters