Contrasting phylogeography of two Western Palaearctic fish parasites despite similar life cycles

Perrot-Minnot M., Spakulova M., Wattier R., Kotlik P., DÜŞEN S., AYDOĞDU A. , ...More

JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, vol.45, no.1, pp.101-115, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jbi.13118
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-115
  • Keywords: amphipod, British islands, comparative phylogeography, Cyprinidae, Danube, helminth, Mediterranean, Messinian salinity crisis, Pomphorhynchus, Ponto-Caspian, MESSINIAN SALINITY CRISIS, FRESH-WATER, MOLECULAR CLOCK, COLONIZATION, BASIN, DIVERSIFICATION, DIVERGENCE, ORIGIN, SEA, ACANTHOCEPHALA


Aim: We used comparative phylogeography of two intestinal parasites of freshwater fish to test whether similarity in life cycle translates into concordant phylogeographical history. The thorny-headed worms Pomphorhynchus laevis and P. tereticollis (Acanthocephala) were formerly considered as a single species with a broad geographical and host range within the Western Palaearctic.