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MEPS 450:281-283 (2012)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps09651

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Population structure of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii on the eastern coast of the USA: Comment on Shaw et al. (2010)

Gabriele Gerlach1, Kendra C. Buresch2,*, Roger T. Hanlon2

1Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky Str. 9−11,
26111 Oldenburg, Germany
2Marine Resources Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
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ABSTRACT: A recent article by Shaw et al. (2010; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 408:117−127) reported no genetic differences among Doryteuthis pealeii samples collected along the eastern coast of the USA, whereas Buresch et al. (2006; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 310:263#x2212;270) reported 5 discrete populations in this same sampling area. Here we address the 3 possible reasons given by Shaw et al. (2010) for the discrepancy between their and our results, and provide results from additional analyses to support our arguments. D. pealeii is an important commercial species and a better understanding of its population structure is necessary before considering it as a single population for management purposes.


KEY WORDS: Squid · Population genetics · Fisheries management


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Cite this article as: Gerlach G, Buresch KC, Hanlon RT (2012) Population structure of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii on the eastern coast of the USA: Comment on Shaw et al. (2010). Mar Ecol Prog Ser 450:281-283. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps09651

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