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New Record of Brama dussumieri (Pisces: Bramidae) from Korea, as Revealed by Morphological and Molecular Analyses
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  • Journal title : Fisheries and aquatic sciences
  • Volume 18, Issue 3,  2015, pp.311-316
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  • DOI : 10.5657/FAS.2015.0311
 Title & Authors
New Record of Brama dussumieri (Pisces: Bramidae) from Korea, as Revealed by Morphological and Molecular Analyses
Lee, Woo Jun; Kim, Jin-Koo;
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Ten specimens of Brama dussumieri (family Bramidae) were collected from waters off Jeju Island, Busan, and Gangneung, Korea, during 2013-2014. The specimens were characterized by having 58-64 lateral line scales and 13-15 gill rakers. An analysis of 567 base pair sequences of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome c oxidase subunit I showed that sequences in our ten specimens are concordant with those of B. dussumieri from the USA, India, and Japan, although with slight differences (genetic distance = 0.000-0.018). Brama dussumieri was distinguished from the most similar species, Brama japonica, by the number of lateral line scales (57-65 in B. dussumieri vs. 65-75 in B. japonica) and the number of gill rakers (13-15 in B. dussumieri vs. 17-20 in B. japonica). We propose the new Korean name "Wae-sae-da-rae" for B. dussumieri in Korea.
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