Length and information content of mtMutS, cox1 and 18S alignments, alone and concatenated.

Alignments 1–8 were used in phylogenetic analyses. Alignments 8–12 were used to compare levels of variation and information content, based on data from 42 individuals. Gblocks: alignment shortened using Gblocks. N. nt: alignment length in nucleotides. Nt. min-max: shortest and longest sequences (de-gapped). N. var and N. pars: number of variable and parsimony-informative sites (and percentage of total alignment length). Model (AIC) and Model (BIC): model of evolution that best described the data, based on jModelTest runs.