Assessing the species composition of tropical eels (Anguillidae) in Aceh Waters, Indonesia, with DNA barcoding gene cox1.

  • Zainal A. Muchlisin, Agung Setia Batubara, Nur Fadli, Abdullah A. Muhammadar, Afrita Ida Utami, Nurul Farhana, Mohd Nor Siti-Azizah
  • F1000Research, March 2017, Faculty of 1000, Ltd.
  • DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.10715.1

What is it about?

The objective of the present study was to evaluate the species diversity of eels native to Aceh waters based on genetic data. Sampling was conducted in western coast waters of Aceh Province, Indonesia, from July to August 2016. Genomic DNA was extracted from the samples, a genomic region from the 5’ region of the   gene was amplified and sequenced, and this was then used cox1 to analyse genetic variation. The genetic sequences were blasted into the NCBI database. Based on this analysis there were three valid species of eels that occurred in Aceh waters, namely ,  , and  Anguilla marmorata A. bicolor bicolor A. bengalensis bengalensis

Why is it important?

we have found one new record Anguilla in Aceh water: A. bengalensis bengalensis


Professor Zainal A. Muchlisin
Universitas Syiah Kuala

new record eels species in Aceh waters, Indonesia

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