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General features of the ecology and biogeography of Tasmanian subtidal rocky shore communities

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Edgar, GJ 1984 , 'General features of the ecology and biogeography of Tasmanian subtidal rocky shore communities' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 118 , pp. 173-186 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.118.173.

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Abstract

A number of subtidal benthic assemblages of plants and animals which commonly occur around the Tasmanian coast are described. These assemblages are incorporated into a general scheme which relates subtidal zonation patterns to wave exposure and depth.
The existence of a cool-temperate marine biogeographic province (the Maugean), centred in southern, western and eastern Tasmanian waters, is reaffirmed. The biota of the northern Tasmanian coast is considered similar to that of the Victorian coast and includes a large component of Flindersian (Southern Australian) species. A number of Peronian (New South Wales) species reach the Tasmanian east coast. Most of these animals probably drift to Tasmania as pelagic larvae in southward flowing currents, and may even travel further afield to New Zealand, but have difficulty surviving to maturity and spawning. Many Maugean plant and animal species also occur in New Zealand.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Edgar, GJ
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.118.173
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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