New records of two Lutjanus species (Teleostei: Perciformes: Lutjanidae) with re-description of six lutjanids from Saint Martin’s Island of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh

  • Shilpi Saha Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100
  • Sanjay Chakraborty Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Subrina Sehrin Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Abdullah Al Masud Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Kazi Ahsan Habib Department of Fisheries, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207
  • Mohammad Abdul Baki Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
Keywords: Coral ecosystem, morphomeristics, cytochrome oxidase I subunit (COI), L. xanthopinnis, L. indicus

Abstract

Investigations on Snapper fish of the genus Lutjanus were conducted from October 2015 to April 2016 in the coral ecosystem of St. Martin’s Island, Bangladesh. Twenty one individuals of 8 species of Lutjanus were collected from local fishermen. Both morphological characters and DNA barcoding approach by mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I subunit (COI) were used to confirm the identification of all species. Present study recorded the first national occurrence of two reef associated Lutjanus species (L. xanthopinnis and L. indicus). In addition six species (L. rivulatus, L. lutjanus, L. vitta, L. lemniscatus, L. fulviflamma and L. johnii) were re-described. Distinct morphological differentiation were found between more closely related species L. xanthopinnis, L. vitta and L. lutjanus. Three different appearances of L. johnii, two different appearances of L. rivulatus and L. lemniscatus were confirmed as same species. Phylogenetic analysis showed monophylotic clade for conspecific individuals and paraphyletic clade for congeneric individuals. Average genetic divergence for intraspecific level was 1.5% and 12.5% for interspecific level. Current study increased the number of Lutjanus species in Bangladesh from 15 to 17 and extended the distribution range of those new recorded species in northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh J. Zool. 46(2): 239-253, 2018

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Author Biographies

Shilpi Saha, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100

Department of Zoology

Sanjay Chakraborty, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

Department of Zoology

Subrina Sehrin, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

Department of Zoology

Abdullah Al Masud, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

Department of Zoology

Kazi Ahsan Habib, Department of Fisheries, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207

Department of Fisheries

Mohammad Abdul Baki, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

Department of Zoology

Published
2018-12-01
How to Cite
Saha, S., Chakraborty, S., Sehrin, S., Masud, A., Habib, K., & Baki, M. A. (2018). New records of two Lutjanus species (Teleostei: Perciformes: Lutjanidae) with re-description of six lutjanids from Saint Martin’s Island of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 46(2), 239-253. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjz.v46i2.39056
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