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Table 2 Mitochondrial control region sequence variability and population demographic parameters for roundscale spearfish and white marlin

From: Comparative population genetics and evolutionary history of two commonly misidentified billfishes of management and conservation concern

Species and Sample n nh h π MPE Θ (95% CI) MPE g (95% CI) F S R 2
RS WNA 42 36 0.992 ± 0.007 0.024 ± 0.012 0.391 (0.206, 0.895) 220.04 (129.93, 352.30) −17.00 0.053*
RS WSA 41 37 0.994 ± 0.007 0.024 ± 0.012 0.219 (0.124, 0.447) 148.35 (68.13, 256.15) −20.49 0.058*
RS overall 83 69 0.993 ± 0.004 0.024 ± 0.012 0.402 (0.267, 0.666) 193.47 (125.30, 284.18) −24.21 0.044*
WM overall 99 91 0.998 ± 0.002 0.037 ± 0.018 0.772 (0.534, 1.226) 180.00 (130.55, 242.07) −23.95 0.045*
  1. Abbreviations: RS, roundscale spearfish; WM, white marlin; WNA, western North Atlantic; WSA, western South Atlantic; n, number of individuals; nh, number of haplotypes; h, haplotype diversity, π, nucleotide diversity; MPE Θ, most probable estimate of Kuhner’s (2006) parameter theta; (95% CI), 95% credibility intervals; MPE g, most probable estimate of Kuhner’s (2006) exponential growth rate; F S, Fu’s (1996) test statistic; R 2, Ramos and Rozas (2002) test statistic. *indicates significance at P < 0.01; indicates significance at P < 0.001.