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Dispersal of Larvae by Equatorial Ocean Currents and its Importance to the Zoogeography of Shoal-water Tropical Species

Naturevolume 217pages11591162 (1968) | Download Citation



PLANKTONIC larvae are dispersal stages which make it possible for marine species to breach faunal barriers and to colonize new regions. The occurrence of trans-oceanic dispersal by larvae of the shoal-water tropical benthos can be deduced if the actual distribution of such larvae is known relative to the principal ocean currents likely to transport them.

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