Genetic Relationships among Smelt, Genus OsmerusDOWNLOAD FILE
April 11, 2016 - Author: James E. Luey, Charles Krueger, Donald R. Schreiner
Journal or Book Title: Copeia
Page Number(s): 725-728
Year Published: 1982
The genus OsÂmerus is represented by anadromous and landÂ locked forms in the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans and their drainages. Despite numerous efforts to clarify taxonomy within the genus inÂ cluding a systematic revision of the Osmeridae (McAllister, 1963), the relationships remain obÂ scure. McAllister ( 1963) divided Osmerus into a European 0. eperlanus eperlanus and an Arctic, Pacific and western Atlantic 0. e. mordax, but indicated that should sympatric noninterbreedÂ ing populations of these two subspecies be found, it would be necessary to consider them full species.
Type of Publication: Journal Article