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dc.contributor.authorHe, Song
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Alison Lesley
dc.contributor.authorSamoilys, Melita A
dc.contributor.authorMoussa Omar, Youssouf
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-13T05:55:43Z
dc.date.available2022-04-13T05:55:43Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-12
dc.identifier.citationHe, S., Green, A. L., Samoilys, M. A., Moussa Omar, Y., & Berumen, M. L. (2022). Waif or hybrid? Observation records of rare coloration grouper in Djibouti. Environmental Biology of Fishes. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-022-01253-5
dc.identifier.issn0378-1909
dc.identifier.issn1573-5133
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10641-022-01253-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/676240
dc.description.abstractWe observed groupers with an unusual color pattern in Ghoubet-Al-Kharab Bay, Djibouti, on two occasions in 2014 and 2020. It matches the field observation of a juvenile Cephalopholis formosa in India in 1980. If this is the case, our observation represents a major range extension for C. formosa. Alternatively, based on the intermediate coloration of the specimens and sightings, we propose that they may be hybrids of C. formosa and C. oligosticta. We present two possible scenarios that may have facilitated hybridization: rarity and overlapping ranges in Djibouti with self-recruitment or rarity and overlapping ranges in another location (e.g., Socotra or the Arabian Sea) with long-distance larval dispersal to Djibouti. This hybridization is possible given the genetic similarity between the two putative parent species and because similar hybridization cases have been recorded within this genus and family elsewhere. However, both of these scenarios would require a range extension for one or both parent species as they are not previously known to overlap. Nevertheless, further field observations and genetic studies are required to verify the proposed identification of the putative hybrid and test the presented scenarios.
dc.description.sponsorshipArnold Suzumoto, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, for helping to examine the archived specimens
dc.description.sponsorshipAnonymous reviewers for their constructive comments
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10641-022-01253-5
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Environmental Biology of Fishes under a Creative Commons license, details at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subjectGrouper
dc.subjectHybridization
dc.subjectDistribution range
dc.titleWaif or hybrid? Observation records of rare coloration grouper in Djibouti
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental Biology of Fishes
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dc.contributor.institutionCoastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean, Nairobi, Kenya
dc.contributor.institutionCentre d’Etude Et de Recherche de Djibouti Route de L’aéroport, Djibouti, Djibouti
kaust.personHe, Song
kaust.personGreen, Alison Lesley
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.grant.numberBAS/1/1010–01-01
refterms.dateFOA2022-04-13T05:57:08Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitKAUST baseline research funds


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