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Research Article

Phylogenetic and Morphologic Analyses of a Coastal Fish Reveals a Marine Biogeographic Break of Terrestrial Origin in the Southern Caribbean

  • Ricardo Betancur-R mail,

    betanri@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Caribe, CECIMAR/INVEMAR, Cerro Punta Betín, Santa Marta, Colombia

    Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Arturo Acero P.,

    Affiliation: Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Caribe, CECIMAR/INVEMAR, Cerro Punta Betín, Santa Marta, Colombia

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  • Hermann Duque-Caro,

    Affiliation: Duque Caro y Cia. Ltda., Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Scott R. Santos

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Published: July 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011566

About the Authors

Ricardo Betancur-R, Scott R. Santos
Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America
Ricardo Betancur-R, Arturo Acero P.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Caribe, CECIMAR/INVEMAR, Cerro Punta Betín, Santa Marta, Colombia
Hermann Duque-Caro
Duque Caro y Cia. Ltda., Bogotá, Colombia

Corresponding Author

Email: betanri@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The only role of Duque Caro y Cia. Ltda. in the study was to support the salary of the third author (H. Duque-Caro). This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RBR AAP SRS. Performed the experiments: RBR. Analyzed the data: RBR HDC SRS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RBR. Wrote the paper: RBR AAP HDC SRS.