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Junbin Zhang and Robert Hanner Molecular approach to the identification of fish in the South China Sea. PLoS ONE 2012-02-17;7(2):e30621 (PDF)
M. R. McCusker, D. Denti, L. Van Guelpen, E. Kenchington and P. Bentzen Barcoding Atlantic Canada's commonly encountered marine fishes Molecular Ecology Resources 2012-12-17;13(2):177-188 (PDF)
Dirk Steinke, Allan D. Connell, Paul D.N. Hebert Linking adults and immatures of South African marine fishes Genome 2016-04-20;59(11):959-967
Landi, Monica; Dimech, Mark; Arculeo, Marco; Biondo, Girolama; Martins, Rogelia; Carneiro, Miguel; Carvalho, Gary Robert; Brutto, Sabrina Lo; Costa, Filipe O. DNA Barcoding for Species Assignment: The Case of Mediterranean Marine Fishes. PLoS ONE 2014-09-16;9(9):e106135 (PDF)
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