Australian Museum Journal Biogeographical relationships of some southern African benthic Crustacea

Shortform:
Kensley, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(16): 173–181
Author(s):
Kensley, Brian
Year published:
1984
Title:
Biogeographical relationships of some southern African benthic Crustacea
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
18
Issue:
16
Start page:
173
End page:
181
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.383
Language:
English
Date published:
31 March 1984
Cover date:
31 December 1983
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
09 September 2009
Reference number:
383
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (108kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (706kb PDF)

Abstract

A brief discussion of benthic amphipods, isopods, and decapods deals with the distribution of the Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, and endemic components of each group around the southern African coastline. This distribution is related to faunal provinces of the area. It is concluded that for the two peracaridan groups, the South Coast Warm Temperate province was an evolutionary centre. Although there is a considerable number of endemic species in the decapods, recruitment from the Indo-Pacific accounts for the major component of this group.

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