Postglacial Colonization of the North European Seas by Pacific Fishes and Lamprey

10Citations
Citations of this article
8Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text

Abstract

A critical analysis of literature data on the distribution, morphology, and phylogeography of the Arctic lamprey (Lethenteron camtschaticum) and five species of marine and anadromous fish such as navaga (Eleginus navaga), pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax dentex), Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii), and pond smelt (Hypomesus olidus) has been performed. The results show that all these species have colonized Northern European seas, distributing along the Arctic coastline of Eurasia after the glacier retreat. The reasons that the dispersal of these species in the Atlantic Ocean may be impeded (preference for a cold environment, competition, and decrease of the evolutionary potential) are discussed.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Makhrov, A. A., & Lajus, D. L. (2018). Postglacial Colonization of the North European Seas by Pacific Fishes and Lamprey. Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 11(3), 247ā€“258. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1995425518030071

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free