Etmopterus cf. molleri

Straube, Nicolas, White, William T., Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Rochel, Elisabeth, Corrigan, Shannon, Li, Chenhong & Naylor, Gavin J. P., 2013, A DNA sequence-based identification checklist for Taiwanese chondrichthyans, Zootaxa 3752 (1), pp. 256-278: 261

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Etmopterus cf. molleri


Etmopterus cf. molleri  

The 12 Taiwanese samples of E. cf. molleri   included in this analysis formed a single cluster together with a Taiwan sample of E. molleri   (GN 997), which was sister to an E. brachyurus   clade ( Figure 2, Supplementary Material 1). Naylor et al. (2012 a) commented that E. molleri   samples from Taiwan need to be compared with the recently described E. burgessi   to ensure they are not conspecific. This analysis includes the first sequenced samples of E. burgessi   and shows they are quite distinct from this species. Samples of E. molleri   from the type location of Australia are required to ascertain whether the Taiwan species represents a distinct species or whether they are conspecific.