Chelonodontops bengalensis (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae): A New Species of Puffer Fish from the Northern Bay of Bengal Based on Morphology and DNA Barcode SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Chelonodontops bengalensis (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae): A New Species of Puffer Fish from the Northern Bay of Bengal Based on Morphology and DNA Barcode
Author(s)
Habib, Kazi Ahsan; Neogi, Amit Kumer; Oh, Jina; Lee, Youn-Ho; Kim, Choong-Gon
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Youn Ho(이윤호)Kim, Choong Gon(김충곤)
Publication Year
2019-01
Abstract
The new puffer fish species Chelonodontops bengalensis (Pisces: Tetraodontidae) is described from two specimens collected on the southwest coast of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. C. bengalensis is closely related to C. patoca (Hamilton, 1822), both species being large puffers with a peculiar, disc-shaped exposed nasal organ. The new species however differs from C. patoca with respect to dorsal rays (12 vs 10), anal rays (10 vs 8), pectoral rays (19 vs 15-16) and gill rakers (8 vs 7). C. bengalensis has spinules on its lateral sides but not on the caudal peduncle (vs. a patch of spinules on the back from behind the interorbital nearly to the dorsal fin and another on the throat and abdomen but absent on the lateral sides in C. patoca). Both the DNA barcode region of the mitochondrial COI gene and 16S rRNA gene region of C. bengalensis showed a clear monophyletic clade that distinguishes it as a separate species in the phylogenetic tree from other closely related puffer fish species. The COI barcode region shows a genetic divergence of 6 to 7.6% between C. bengalensis and C. patoca reported in GenBank from different parts of Asia.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/40335
DOI
10.1007/s12601-018-0054-7
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.54, no.1, pp.79 - 86, 2019
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Subject
TAXONOMY; COAST
Keywords
Bangladesh; Bay of Bengal; new species; puffer fish; Sundarbans
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
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Research Interests

Marine Molecular Genetics,Marine Ecology and Evolution,해양분자유전,해양생태및진화

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