Climate change and oceanic barriers: genetic differentiation in Pomatomus saltatrix (Pisces: Pomatomidae) in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

J Fish Biol. 2010 Nov;77(8):1993-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02774.x. Epub 2010 Sep 21.


Nucleotide variation of partial cytochrome b sequences was analysed in the bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix to investigate the population-structuring roles of climate change and oceanic barriers. Western and eastern North Atlantic Ocean populations appeared to be totally isolated, with the latter connected to the Mediterranean Sea within which further structuring occurred.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Climate Change*
  • Cytochromes b / genetics
  • Gene Flow / genetics
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Perciformes / genetics*


  • Cytochromes b

Associated data

  • GENBANK/GQ367552
  • GENBANK/GQ367553
  • GENBANK/GQ367554
  • GENBANK/GQ367555
  • GENBANK/GQ367556
  • GENBANK/GQ367557
  • GENBANK/GQ367558
  • GENBANK/GQ367559
  • GENBANK/GQ367560
  • GENBANK/GQ367561
  • GENBANK/GQ367562