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Benthic amphipod fauna (Crustacea) of the Portuguese coast: biogeographical considerations
Marques, J.C.; Bellan-Santini, D. (1990). Benthic amphipod fauna (Crustacea) of the Portuguese coast: biogeographical considerations. Mar. Nat. 3: 43-51
In: Marine Nature. Marine Science Institute, Yeungnam University: Kyongsan. ISSN 1225-990X

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    Marine/Coastal

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  • Marques, J.C.
  • Bellan-Santini, D., more

Abstract
    Biogeographic affinities of the Amphipod fauna from the Portuguese Coast were analysed. The Portuguese Coast appeared as a transition zone where faunas from the Mediterranean and of northern affinities become mixed. The biogeographic affinities between the Portuguese Coast and the Mauritanian and Senegalese regions still remained difficult to interpret. The comparison of the life cycles between several populations of Echinogammarus marinus (Leach), under different environmental constraints, showed that Gammarids can have large intraspecific variations in their reproductive patterns, which might have an important role in marine amphipods speciation.

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