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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Kensley, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(16): 173–181
Author
Brian Kensley
Year
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
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09 September 2009
Reference Number
383
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