Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 1–8 | Cite as

Position of Krusensterniella genus (Gymnelinae, Zoarcidae) in the system of Zoarcidae fish family according to molecular genetic data

  • O. A. Radchenko
  • I. A. Chereshnev
  • A. A. Balanov
  • A. V. Petrovskaya


Using the analysis of variability of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA genes, it was established that the Krusensterniella genus is included in the Gymnelinae subfamily and, along with the Gymnelopsis genus, generates a group of taxa of species devoid of ventral fins. Considerable genetic differences between the Krusensterniella genus and the group of genera of Gymnelinae fish with ventral fins (Hadropareia, Magadanichthys, Bilabria, and Davidijordania) were demonstrated. Differences between the Krusensterniella species correspond to the level interspecific differentiation in closely related Lycodinae subfamily.


Krusensterniella multispinosa K. notabilis Gymnelinae subfamily Zoarcidae subfamily kindred relationships phylogenetic analysis mitochondrial DNA nuclear DNA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Radchenko
    • 1
  • I. A. Chereshnev
    • 1
  • A. A. Balanov
    • 2
  • A. V. Petrovskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesMagadanRussia
  2. 2.Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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