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Circumpolar dispersal by rafting in two subantarctic kelp-dwelling crustaceans

Nikula, Raisa; Spencer, Hamish; Waters, Jonathan; Fraser, Ceridwen


Long-distance oceanic rafting is frequently invoked as an explanation for broad geographic distributions of sedentary marine taxa, but evidence for this ecological process remains elusive. We explored empirically the potential of rafting as a dispersal mechanism by comparing circumpolar mtDNA variability in 3 codistributed subantarctic taxa: 2 direct-developing epifaunal crustacean species (Limnoria stephenseni, Parawaldeckia kidderi) and their macroalgal host (Durvillaea antarctica). A...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Ecology Progress Series
DOI: 10.3354/meps08523


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