Cutthroat Trout: Evolutionary Biology and Taxonomy
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Edited by Patrick Trotter, Peter Bisson, Luke Shultz, and Brett Roper.
362 pp, paper, index
Special Publication 36
Published September 2018
List price: $79
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The Cutthroat Trout is an important western North American fish species whose numbers are seriously depressed. Recently, data from new molecular taxonomy methods have revealed greater differentiation and diversity in Cutthroat Trout than previously detected. In 2015, the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society convened a special workshop to consider the different viewpoints, reconcile differing interpretations of the evidence, and, if deemed necessary, offer a revised classification of Cutthroat Trout.
The book brings together the latest available evidence for Cutthroat Trout evolutionary history and current levels of genetic diversity. It confirms the need for a revised classification of Cutthroat Trout, and proposes a revised phylogeny with four deep evolutionary divergences. It presents arguments (pro and con) for classifying the four major lineages themselves as full species, and for delineating each of the 25 modern subunits.
This work will be of value to anyone with interest in the fields of taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology and genetics, phylogenetics, molecular biology and genetics, and to fisheries biologists and managers at all levels from student to longtime professionals.
Historical Studies on Cutthroat Trout Taxonomy Based on Morphological-Meristic Characters, Allozymes, and Chromosomes (Gary H. Thorgaard, Kevin R. Bestgen, Patrick Trotter, Eric J. Loudenslager, and Paul A. Wheeler)
Geographic Variation, Isolation, and Evolution of Cutthroat Trout with Comments on Future Directions for Management and Research (Dennis K. Shiozawa, R. Paul Evans, Derek D. Houston, and Peter J. Unmack)
The Phylogeography of Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Michael K. Young, Kevin S. McKelvey, Tara Jennings, Katie Carter, Richard Cronn, Ernest R. Keeley, Janet L. Loxterman, Kristine L. Pilgrim, and Michael K. Schwartz)
Describing and Preserving the Diversity of Cutthroat Trout in the Yellowstone River, Snake River, and Bonneville Basin (Matthew R. Campbell, Ernest R. Keeley, Christine C. Kozfkay, Janet L. Loxterman, Paul R. Evans, and Dennis K. Shiozawa)