Publication
Title
Diversity gradients of rotifer species richness in Antarctica
Author
Abstract
We gathered taxonomic information regarding the occurrence of rotifers in Antarctica and Subantarctica, producing a database of more than 1100 records from all 93 papers published on the region since the start of research expeditions in the far South. From this literature review, we outline a history of rotifer research in Antarctica. Then, using the database, we address specific questions on biogeographic patterns in species richness in rotifers in Antarctica and Subantarctica. We highlight a complex scenario of differences between areas and latitudinal gradients, differentially affected by problems in sampling bias. The number of species of monogonont rotifers seems to decrease with increasing absolute latitudes, whereas the number of species of bdelloid rotifers generally increases with increasing absolute latitudes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Hydrobiologia. - The Hague
Publication
The Hague : 2015
ISSN
0018-8158
Volume/pages
761:1(2015), p. 235-248
ISI
000362964400013
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 13.05.2015
Last edited 03.12.2017
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