Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 493–495 | Cite as

New polymorphic microsatellite markers for the pelagic fish Normanichthys crockeri

  • Francisco Silva
  • Eduardo Hernández-Miranda
  • Antonio BranteEmail author
Microsatellite Letters


The coastal pelagic fish Normanichthys crockeri inhabits the southeast Pacific coast and is a monotypic species of the Normanichthyidae family. Its ecologically and economic importance, and the high fishing pressure it is subjected to make N. crockeri an ideal target species for conservation. Here, we present 12 new hypervariable loci for this species. Allelic richness varied between 2 and 8 alleles, and observed heterozygosity ranged between 0.059 and 1.00. Two loci showed significant deviations from Hardy–Weinberg and revealed the presence of null alleles. These new loci have a high potential to be used in population genetics studies and fishery management plans.


Mote sculpin Normanichthyidae Southeast Pacific coast Coastal fish 



We thank to Sandra Ferrada and Santiago Miranda for their assistance on this work. This study was funded by FONDECYT Grants # 1130868 to AB and # 11100334 to EH-M. EH-M received additional funding from INCAR (FONDAP Project No. 15110027).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Silva
    • 1
  • Eduardo Hernández-Miranda
    • 2
    • 3
  • Antonio Brante
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Departamento de Ecología, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Católica de la Santísima ConcepciónConcepciónChile
  2. 2.Programa de Investigación Marina de Excelencia (PIMEX), Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y OceanográficasUniversidad de ConcepciónConcepciónChile
  3. 3.Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR)Universidad de ConcepciónConcepciónChile

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