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Development, dispersal and recruitment: A paradox for survival among Antarctic fish

White, Martin G.. 1998 Development, dispersal and recruitment: A paradox for survival among Antarctic fish. In: di Prisco, Guido; Pisano, Eva; Clarke, Andrew, (eds.) Fishes of Antarctica: a biological overview. Milan, Springer-Verlag, 53-62.

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Abstract/Summary

At first sight, the life-history strategies adopted by Antarctic fish appear to be a paradox. The majority of fish species are demersal and inhabit the peri-Antarctic islands that are isolated, separated by deep ocean, and subject to the influence of strong currents of the West Wind Drift. In common with Antarctic benthic invertebrates, nearly all of the Antarctic fish have protracted early development but by contrast most Antarctic fish have retained a pelagic larval phase that extends over several months.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/978-88-470-2157-0_4
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
Additional Keywords: Antarctic fish, demersal, Notothenioids, benthic invertebrates, Southern Ocean
Date made live: 11 Mar 2014 09:49 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/505373

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