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

A. A. Makhrov, D. L. Lajus

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-258
Number of pages12
JournalContemporary Problems of Ecology
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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