Northward dispersal of sea kraits (Laticauda Semifasciata) beyond their typical range

Jaejin PARK, Il Hun KIM, Jonathan FONG, Kyo Soung KOO, CHOI Woo Jin, Tein Shun TSAI, Daesik PARK

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    Abstract

    Marine reptiles are declining globally, and recent climate change may be a contributing factor. The study of sea snakes collected beyond their typical distribution range provides valuable insight on how climate change affects marine reptile populations. Recently, we collected 12 Laticauda semifasciata (11 females, 1 male) from the waters around southern South Korea - an area located outside its typical distribution range (Japan, China including Taiwan, Philippines and Indonesia). We investigated the genetic origin of Korean specimens by analyzing mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (Cytb) sequences. Six individuals shared haplotypes with a group found in Taiwan-southern Ryukyu Islands, while the remaining six individuals shared haplotypes with a group encompassing the entire Ryukyu Archipelago. These results suggest L. semifasciata moved into Korean waters from the Taiwan-Ryukyu region via the Taiwan Warm Current and/or the Kuroshio Current, with extended survival facilitated by ocean warming. We highlight several contributing factors that increase the chances that L. semifasciata establishes new northern populations beyond the original distribution range.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    Number of pages9
    JournalPLoS ONE
    Volume12
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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    Cytochromes b
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    PARK, J., KIM, I. H., FONG, J., KOO, K. S., Woo Jin, CHOI., TSAI, T. S., & PARK, D. (2017). Northward dispersal of sea kraits (Laticauda Semifasciata) beyond their typical range. PLoS ONE, 12(6), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179871
    PARK, Jaejin ; KIM, Il Hun ; FONG, Jonathan ; KOO, Kyo Soung ; Woo Jin, CHOI ; TSAI, Tein Shun ; PARK, Daesik. / Northward dispersal of sea kraits (Laticauda Semifasciata) beyond their typical range. In: PLoS ONE. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 6. pp. 1-9.
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