Evidence for divergence between sympatric stone charr and Dolly Varden along unique environmental gradients in Kamchatka.

Nikolai Melnik, Grigorii Markevich, Eric Taylor, Evgeny Esin & Aleksey Loktyushkin
Here we describe the biological and ecological differences between partially anadromous Dolly Varden and riverine stone charr distributed in the Kamchatka River middle course. Endemic stone charr, being the ambush predator, is defined by the accelerated growth and prolonged lifespan, robust body and large mouth, as well as specific marble colouration since an early age. The significant restriction in gene flow between the stone charr and benthos-eating Dolly Varden was supported by an allelic distribution...

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  • Moscow State University
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  • Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution
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  • Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
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  • Fondation Pour la Recherche Sur la Biodiversit√©
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