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.
The mismatch between morphological and molecular attribution of three Glossogobius species in the Mekong Delta
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
23 June 2022
Goby, Glossogobius genus, Genetic distance, Phylogenetic tree, Vietnam