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First Record of Brachiopods from the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South Central Pacific.

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Title: First Record of Brachiopods from the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South Central Pacific.
Authors: Bitner, Maria Aleksandra
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jul 2006
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Bitner, MA. First Record of Brachiopods from the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South Central Pacific. Pac Sci 60(3): 417-424.
Series/Report no.: vol. 60, no.3
Abstract: Two species of Recent brachiopods, Eucalathis cf. murrayi and Frenulina sanguinolenta, have been identified in the collection from the Musorstom 9 Expedition to the Marquesas Islands in 1997. They represent the first record of brachiopods from the Marquesas Islands. Both species previously have been reported from the western Pacific, and F. sanguinolenta is also known from Hawai‘i in the North Central Pacific. Presence of these species in the Marquesas extends the eastern boundary of their biogeographic range. The brachiopods from the Marquesas show very low diversity when compared with the fauna from the western Pacific, as well as with that from the Hawaiian Islands. This decrease in number of species in the Pacific from west to east is also observed in other benthic invertebrate groups.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 8 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22577
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 60, Numbers 3, 2006



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