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biogeography

(bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the geographic distribution of organisms.

bi′o·ge·og′ra·pher n.
bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

biogeography

The study of the distribution of different species of organisms in differing geographic regions (ecosystems) and the factors that influenced that distribution.

biogeography

scientific study of the geographic distribution of living organisms.
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Biogeographic distribution Shelf Slope Shelf and Slope Tropical 20 18 4 Tropical-Paulista 45 6 14 Tropical-Paulista-Patagonic 6 7 15 Tropical-Paulista-Patagonic-Malvina 13 11 17 Paulista-Patagonic 1 0 0 Paulista-Patagonic-Malvina 0 0 1 Others 4 10 14 Others = Occurrence in the S.
Here we characterize the GOC mussels genetically and morphologically and examine current hypotheses about the taxonomic status and biogeographic distribution of the Atlantic "Bathymodiolus" species at seep sites.
Second, the discrete biogeographic distributions of these two taxa may be a consequence of physiological differentiation; if so, these differences provide a source of habitat reproductive isolation between the taxa.
Similarly, larvae may encounter high er temperatures (17-20[degrees]C) at the southern limits of their biogeographic distribution, or in surface waters during the early summer months (Cannon, 1978; Strathmann, 1987).
Accurate records of biogeographic distributions (latitude and elevation) are becoming increasingly important as species shift their distribution in response to global climate change (Walther et al.