Data from: Cryptic genetic diversity in the mottled rabbitfish Siganus fuscescens with mitochondrial introgression at a contact zone in the South China Sea

Rachel June Ravago-Gotanco, Talna Lorena De La Cruz, Ma. Josefa Pante, Philippe Borsa & Rachel Ravago-Gotanco
The taxonomy of the mottled rabbitfish Siganus fuscescens species complex has long been challenging. In this study, we analyzed microsatellite genotypes, mitochondrial lineages, and morphometric data from 373 S. fuscescens individuals sampled from the northern Philippines and Hong Kong (South China Sea, Philippine Sea and Sulu Sea basins), to examine putative species boundaries in samples comprising three co-occurring mitochondrial lineages previously reported to characterize S. fuscescens (Clade A and Clade B) or S. canaliculatus (Clade...

Registration Year

  • 2018

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Udayana University
  • University of the Philippines Diliman