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Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for Siphamia tubifer Weber (Perciformes: Apogonidae)

  • Tilman J. Alpermann
  • Jörg Plieske
  • Ahmad O. Mal
  • Ofer Gon
  • Michael L. Berumen
Microsatellite Letters


The cardinalfish Siphamia tubifer has been selected as a model for the study of genetic connectivity in reef-associated fishes among marine-protected-areas in Socotra Island in the northwestern Indian Ocean (part of the Socotra Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008). Twenty-six novel microsatellite markers are described for S. tubifer and are now available for studies on its genetic population structure. In a population sample from Socotra Island, the newly developed markers possessed between three and 20 alleles. Expected and observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.56–0.96 to 0.55–0.95, respectively. The markers did not show deviations from Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium and were not in linkage disequilibrium.


Siphamia tubifer Microsatellites Population genetics Connectivity Marine protected areas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tilman J. Alpermann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jörg Plieske
    • 3
  • Ahmad O. Mal
    • 4
  • Ofer Gon
    • 5
  • Michael L. Berumen
    • 6
  1. 1.Ichthyology SectionSenckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)Frankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.TraitGeneticsStadt Seeland OT GaterslebenGermany
  4. 4.Marine Biology Department, Faculty of Marine SciencesKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  5. 5.South African Institute for Aquatic BiodiversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  6. 6.Red Sea Research CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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