Table 4

Regional genetic lineages identified in this study, names used in species description that match their morphology best, and assessment whether they are likely to be native or introduced in each region

Species/Lineage

Region

Sites1

Native/Introduced


Pyura stolonifera

South Africa

SW

2,3

Native

S

4,6-8

Native

SE

9

Native

Pyura herdmani

South Africa

(Temperate)

SW

1,2

Native

S

5,6,8

Native

SE

10

Native

Pyura herdmani

South Africa

(Subtropical/

SE

10,11

Native

Tropical)

E

12,13

Native

Mozambique

14

Native

Pyura herdmani

Morocco

15,16

Native

(Moroccan)

Pyura praeputialis

Australia

NSW

17-23

Native

VIC

24,25,28,29,33,34

Native

Chile

50

Introduced

Pyura dalbyi

Australia

VIC

27,30-32,35

Native

WA

42

Introduced?

Pyura sp.

Australia

VIC

26,27

Native

TAS

36-38

Native

SA

39-41

Native

New Zealand

34-49

Introduced


1Site numbers and acronyms correspond to those used in Table 1.

Teske et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:176   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-176

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