The mismatch between morphological and molecular attribution of three Glossogobius species in the Mekong Delta

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD) is the granary for the whole country, providing animal and plant resources, especially fish. Among the fish species, the genus Glossogobius are the majority. Until now, research for this species has been solely relied on fish morphology for identification. Hence, the present study aimed to describe the morphological variations of the morphologically identified gobies and to validate them at the molecular level through the sequencing of the barcode region, the mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (COI) gene to preliminary provide fundamental information for conservation.

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Truong, N.T., G.H. Phan, T.T.H. Lam, T.H.D. Nguyen, D.T. Khang, M.T. Tran, N.S. Tran, and Q.M Dinh

Publication Date

23 June 2022

Publication Name

BMC Zoology


Goby, Glossogobius genus, Genetic distance, Phylogenetic tree, Vietnam