Contributions to Zoology, 80 (1) – 2011

Genetic variability of the Amazon River prawn Macrobrachium amazonicum (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae)

Fernanda G. Vergamini1, Leonardo G. Pileggi1, Fernando L. Mantelatto1,2

1.  Laboratory of Bioecology and Crustacean Systematics, Postgraduate Program in Comparative Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP), University of São Paulo (USP), Bandeirantes Av., 3900, 14040-90

2. flmantel@usp.br

Keywords: Brazil,genetic distance,inland versus coastal populations,phylogeny,mitochondrial DNA,population structure.