Development of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci in the cephalopod Octopus pallidus
Three tri- and six tetra-nucleotide microsatellites are reported for the pale octopus (Octopus pallidus), a species with direct larval development from Tasmanian waters. Eight of these loci exhibited polymorphism among 92 individuals, with 2–13 alleles and observed heterozygosities ranging between 0.034 and 0.85. Four loci also amplified successfully in the congener O. maorum (N = 3, collected from two localities).
KeywordsOctopus pallidus Octopus maorum Microsatellite Pale octopus Maori octopus Fisheries
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