FIRST GENETIC RECORD AND PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS CHEILOPOGON SPILONOTOPTERUS (BLEKER, 1865) ORIGINATES FROM THE MAKASSAR STRAIT, INDONESIAIndrayani Indrayani, Abu B. Sambah, Andi Kurniawan, Arman Pariakan, Ady Jufri, Muhammad N. Findra and Dewa G.R Wiadnya
Flying fish, including pelagic fish that live on the surface of the high seas, can jump out of the air and glide for great distances. The identification of fish species in Indonesia is still limited as morphology. It is therefore very important to validate using short DNA sequences which have proven to be fast, effective, and accurate. Fish specimens were collected from the Makassar Strait, Indonesia. The CO1 gene is amplified and sequenced. The results showed that the individuals obtained were the same as those from the North Pacific Ocean with a strong bootstrap value (100%) in the monophyletic clade. These findings can be sequential orderreferences and basic information for the conservation of this species.