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Fig. 18. Frequency distributions of the total number of vertebrae of Anguilla marmorata from 13 locations throughout the species range. The numbers of vertebrae observed in the eels from various locations were statistically different in many cases, and the range at Guam and other Micronesian islands can be seen to be distinctly higher than in other areas. Data plotted from Watanabe et al. (2009, in press). The collection localities were: Réunion Island (REU), and Sumatra (SUM) in the Indian Ocean, the Japanese Archipelago (JPN), Luzon Island (LUZ), Sulawesi Island (SUL), Ambon Island (AMB), and Guam and Micronesia (MIC) in the western North Pacific, and New Guinea (NGU), New Caledonia (NCA), Fiji (FIJ), Samoa (SAM), and Tahiti (TAH) in the western South Pacific region.

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