Table 1 Teleost fish species with genetic and genomic resources

From: Genome evolution and biodiversity in teleost fish

Scientific name Common name Genome size a (Mpb) Resources b References Web resources for analysis c
Danio rerio Zebrafish 1700 (2n=50) Genetic map, ESTs Postlethwait et al (1994) and linked sites
     Kelly et al (2000)  
    Radiation hybrid map Hukriede et al (1999) and linked sites
     Geisler et al (1999)  
    Physical map
    Genome project
Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish 1000 (2n=58) Genetic map Liu et al (2003)  
    ESTs He et al (2003)
Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow trout 2600 (2n=58–64) Genetic map Nichols et al (2003)  
    ESTs Rexroad et al (2003)
Salmo salar Atlantic salmon 3000 (2n=54–60) Genetic map Gilbey et al (2004)  
     Moen et al (2004)  
    ESTs Rise et al (2004)
Gasterosteus aculeatus Three-spined stickleback 675 (2n=42) Genetic map Peichel et al (2001)
    Physical map
Oreochromis niloticus Nile tilapia 1000 (2n=44) Genetic map Kocher et al (1998)
     Agresti et al (2000)
    Physical map
Several species of East African cichlids   Genetic map Albertson et al (2003)
Takifugu rubripes Torafugu 400 (2n=44) ESTs Clark et al (2003)
    Genome project Aparicio et al (2002)
Tetraodon nigroviridis Spotted green pufferfish 385 (2n=42) Physical map Jaillon et al (2004)
    Genome project Jaillon et al (2004)
Xiphophorus maculatus Southern platyfish 900 (2n=48) Genetic map Kazianis et al (1996)
    Gonosome project Froschauer et al (2003)  
Oryzias latipes Japanese medaka 1000 (2n=48) Genetic map Naruse et al (2004)
    Physical map Khorasani et al (2004)  
    ESTs Kimura et al (2004)
    Genome project
  1. aHaploid genome size and chromosome number (also see and
  2. bLinkage maps also exist for other fish species without significant genomic resources including several salmonids, the blind cave fish Astyanax mexicanus and the guppy Poecilia reticulata (Danzmann and Gharbi (2001) and references therein; Borowsky and Wilkens, 2002; Khoo et al, 2003; Woram et al, 2004).
  3. cNucleic sequences are generally also accessible using the NCBI blast server (