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Mohammadi S, Eagdari S, Pourbagher H, Moloudi A. Morphological variation of Oxynoemacheilus bergianus (Derzhavin, 1934) from the Namak Lake and Caspian Sea basins using traditional morphometric method. JFST 2020; 9 (4) :285-292
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1- Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
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In this study, the morphological variation of Oxynoemacheilus bergianus was studied in the different rivers of the Namak Lake and Caspian Sea basins using traditional morphometric method. For this purpose, a total of 76 specimens were collected from eight river systems and after fixation into 4% buffered formalin, transfered to the laboratory, a total of 31 morphological characteristics were measured using digital calipers. After standardization, the morphometric data were analyzed using multivariate analysis including principal component analysis (PCA), canonical variate analysis with p-value obtained from MANOVA (MANOVA/CVA) and cluster analysis (CA). The results showed significant differences in 24 traits between the studied populations (P<0.05), which anal fin depth and the ventral-anal fin distances were main discriminative ones. CVA analysis was able to separate the studied populations. Also, CA placed the Gharesu and Sefid populations in a clade and separate from other populations. The observed differences may be related to phenotype plasticity in response to environmental conditions.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Fisheries Economics
Received: 2021/01/20 | Published: 2020/11/30

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