Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 905–912 | Cite as

Population genetic structure of the mantis shrimp Oratosquilla oratoria (Crustacea: Squillidae) in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea

  • Mei Yang (杨梅)
  • Xinzheng Li (李新正)Email author


The mantis shrimp Oratosquilla oratoria is an ecologically and economically important species in the Western Pacific. In present study, the population genetic structure of Oratosquilla oratoria from the Yellow Sea and East China Sea was examined with mitochondrial DNA control region sequences. In total, 394 samples were collected from 18 locations and 102 haplotypes were obtained. For the Yellow Sea, the overall nucleotide diversity and haplotype diversity were 0.006 9 and 0.946 8, respectively; while across all the East China Sea locations, the overall nucleotide diversity and haplotype diversity were 0.027 94 and 0.979 0, respectively. The results of AMOVA and pairwise FST (0.145 2, P <0.001) revealed moderate differentiation between the Yellow Sea and East China Sea populations of O. oratoria. However, neither the neighbor-joining tree nor haplotype network showed clades with geographic pattern, which indicated considerable gene flow was existed between the Yellow Sea and East China Sea, and supporting the high larval dispersal ability in this species. Mismatch distribution analysis and neutrality tests suggested that O. oratoria has undergone population expansion event, and the Pleistocene glacial cycles might have an impact on the historical demography of O. oratoria. The genetic information obtained in this study can provide useful information for sustainable improvements for capture fisheries management strategies.


Oratosquilla oratoria genetic structure mtDNA control region Yellow Sea East China Sea 


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We are very much indebted to DONG Dong, MA Lin, SUI Jixing, KOU Qi, GAN Zhibin, GONG Lin, WANG Jinbao, WANG Yueyun, XU Yong and SUN Yue for their work in the field and laboratory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mei Yang (杨梅)
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xinzheng Li (李新正)
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Laboratory for Marine Biology and BiotechnologyQingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and TechnologyQingdaoChina

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