Subspecies, morphs and clines in the amphipod Gammarus duebeni from fresh and saline waters.
Freshwater Forum, 13,
The nature and extent of morphological variation within populations of Gammarus duebeni are examined. The exceptional tolerance of G. duebeni to salinities that encompass three orders of magnitude was known in the 19th Century, and has attracted considerable attention from physiologists and ecologists in the 20th Century, including the likelihood that populations in freshwater are distinct from those living in more saline environments. It is concluded that gradual evolution into discrete and readily distinguished subspecies is currently underway, eventually producing several new species in freshwater and saline habitats.
||Subspecies, morphs and clines in the amphipod Gammarus duebeni from fresh and saline waters
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||Freshwater Biological Association
||Animal morphology; Clines; Evolution; Freshwater crustaceans; Limbs; Marine crustaceans; Salinity tolerance; Taxonomy; Gammarus duebeni
Hardy B Schwamm
||26 Nov 2010 12:39
||29 Sep 2011 16:11
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