Exploring the vertebrate fauna of the Bird’s Head Peninsula (Indonesia, West Papua) through DNA barcodes

Type Article
Date 2021-10
Language English
Author(s) Arida Evy1, Ashari Hidayat1, Dahruddin Hadi1, Fitriana Yuli Sulistya1, Hamidy Amir1, Irham Mohammad1, Kadarusman 2, Riyanto Awal1, Wiantoro Sigit1, Zein Moch Syamsul Arifin1, Hadiaty Renny K.1, Apandi 1, Krey Frengky5, Kurnianingsih 1, Melmambessy Edy H.P.3, Mulyadi 1, Ohee Henderite L.4, Saidin 2, Salamuk Ayub7, Sauri Sopian1, Suparno 1, Supriatna Nanang1, Suruwaky Amir M.2, Laksono Wahyudi Tri1, Warikar Evie L.4, Wikanta Hadi1, Yohanita Aksamina M.6, Slembrouck Jacques8, Legendre Marc8, Gaucher Philippe9, Cochet Christophe8, Delrieu‐trottin ErwanORCID8, Thébaud ChristopheORCID10, Mila BorjaORCID11, Fouquet Antoine10, Borisenko Alex12, Steinke Dirk12, Hocdé Régis13, Semiadi Gono1, Pouyaud Laurent8, Hubert NicolasORCID8
Affiliation(s) 1 : Division of Zoology Research Center for Biology Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Jalan Raya Jakarta Bogor Km 46 Cibinong 16911, Indonesia
2 : Politeknik Kelautan dan Perikanan Sorong Jl. Kapitan Pattimura Tanjung Kasuari Kode Pos 98401 Papua Barat, Indonesia
3 : Program Studi Manajemen Sumberdaya Perairan Universitas Musamus Jl. Kamizaun Mopah Lama Fakultas Pertanian Rimba Jaya 99611 ,Indonesia
4 : Jurusan Biologi Fakultas MIPA Universitas Cendrawasih Jl. Kamp Wolker Waena Jayapura 99351 Papua, Indonesia
5 : Jurusan Perikanan Fakultas Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan Universitas Papua Jl. Gunung Salju ‐ Amban 98314 Manokwari Papua Barat, Indonesia
6 : Jurusan Biologi Fakultas MIPA Universitas Papua Jl. Gunung Salju ‐ Amban 98314 Manokwari Papua Barat ,Indonesia
7 : Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan Kabupaten Kaimana Jl.Utarum Kampung Coa, Kaimana
8 : UMR 5554 ISEM (IRD, UM CNRS EPHE) Université de Montpellier Place Eugène Bataillon 34095 Montpellier cedex 05 ,France
9 : USR LEEISA‐ Laboratoire Ecologie Interactions des Systèmes amazoniens Centre de Recherche de Montabo Evolution BP 70620 97334, French Guiana
10 : UMR 5174 EDB (CNRS Université Paul Sabatier, IRD) Toulouse ,France
11 : Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology National Museum of Natural Sciences Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Madrid 28006 ,Spain
12 : Department of Integrative Biology Centre for Biodiversity Genomics University of Guelph 50 Stone Rd E Guelph ON N1G2W1 ,Canada
13 : UMR 9190 MARBEC (IRD, UM CNRS IFREMER) Université de Montpellier Montpellier Cedex ,France
Source Molecular Ecology Resources (1755-098X) (Wiley), 2021-10 , Vol. 21 , N. 7 , P. 2369-2387
DOI 10.1111/1755-0998.13411
WOS© Times Cited 4
Keyword(s) amphibians, birds, DNA barcoding, fish, mammals, reptiles

Biodiversity knowledge is widely heterogeneous across the Earth’s biomes. Some areas, due to their remoteness and difficult access, present large taxonomic knowledge gaps. Mostly located in the tropics, these areas have frequently experienced a fast development of anthropogenic activities during the last decades and are therefore of high conservation concerns. The biodiversity hotspots of Southeast Asia exemplify the stakes faced by tropical countries. While the hotspots of Sundaland (Java, Sumatra, Borneo) and Wallacea (Sulawesi, Moluccas) have long attracted the attention of biologists and conservationists alike, extensive parts of the Sahul area, in particular the island of New Guinea, have been much less explored biologically. Here, we describe the results of a DNA‐based inventory of aquatic and terrestrial vertebrate communities, which was the objective of a multi‐disciplinary expedition to the Bird’s Head Peninsula (West Papua, Indonesia) conducted between October 17th and November 20th 2014. This expedition resulted in the assembly of 1,005 vertebrate DNA barcodes. Based on the use of multiple species‐delimitation methods (GMYC, PTP, RESL, ABGD), 264 Molecular Operational Taxonomic Units (MOTUs) were delineated, among which 75 were unidentified and an additional 48 were considered cryptic. This study suggests that the diversity of vertebrates of the Bird’s Head is severely underestimated and considerations on the evolutionary origin and taxonomic knowledge of these biotas are discussed.

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Arida Evy, Ashari Hidayat, Dahruddin Hadi, Fitriana Yuli Sulistya, Hamidy Amir, Irham Mohammad, Kadarusman, Riyanto Awal, Wiantoro Sigit, Zein Moch Syamsul Arifin, Hadiaty Renny K., Apandi, Krey Frengky, Kurnianingsih, Melmambessy Edy H.P., Mulyadi, Ohee Henderite L., Saidin, Salamuk Ayub, Sauri Sopian, Suparno, Supriatna Nanang, Suruwaky Amir M., Laksono Wahyudi Tri, Warikar Evie L., Wikanta Hadi, Yohanita Aksamina M., Slembrouck Jacques, Legendre Marc, Gaucher Philippe, Cochet Christophe, Delrieu‐trottin Erwan, Thébaud Christophe, Mila Borja, Fouquet Antoine, Borisenko Alex, Steinke Dirk, Hocdé Régis, Semiadi Gono, Pouyaud Laurent, Hubert Nicolas (2021). Exploring the vertebrate fauna of the Bird’s Head Peninsula (Indonesia, West Papua) through DNA barcodes. Molecular Ecology Resources, 21(7), 2369-2387. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13411 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00692/80409/