Disjunct Distributions of Halobates (Hemiptera: Gerridae) in the Pacific Ocean

dc.contributor.author Cheng, Lanna en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-25T23:53:14Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-25T23:53:14Z
dc.date.issued 1997-04 en_US
dc.description.abstract Five species of Halobates are specially adapted to a pelagic life. They all occur in the Pacific Ocean, each with a well-defined zoogeographical range. Only two species were caught in a series of samples collected between Hawai'i and Tahiti: H. sericeus Eschscholtz, with an amphitropical distribution, and H. micans Eschscholtz, occupying the equatorial zone separating the northern and southern populations of the former. This disjunct distribution pattern may be maintained by zonal equatorial current systems. Although mixing of the two species may occur during seasonal weakenings of the currents, the two populations of H. sericeus appear to be quite separate, with little or no possibilities of genetic exchange. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cheng L. 1997. Disjunct distributions of Halobates (Hemiptera: Gerridae) in the Pacific Ocean. Pac Sci 51(2): 134-142. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3105
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.title Disjunct Distributions of Halobates (Hemiptera: Gerridae) in the Pacific Ocean en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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