Further specimens and phylogenetic position of the recently described catfish species Mystus prabini (Siluriformes: Bagridae)

Shantanu KUNDU, Vikas KUMAR, Kaomud TYAGI, Kailash CHANDRA

Abstract

The study generated six DNA barcode data of the recently described catfish, Mystus prabini from different localities in northeast India. Further, we assess the phylogenetic position of M. prabini using partial sequence data of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (cox1) gene to confirm its genetic distinctiveness. Mitochondrial data strongly suggest a sister relationship of M. prabini with M. bleekeri, M. ngasep, and M. cineraceus. According to the genetic intimacy of M. pabini with M. bleekeri, we presumed the possible gene-flow within Ganges and Brahmaputra River basins.

Keywords

Freshwater Fish, Mystus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Molecular Phylogeny.

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