A molecular test for cryptic diversity in ground water: how large are the ranges of macro-stygobionts?

  title={A molecular test for cryptic diversity in ground water: how large are the ranges of macro-stygobionts?},
  author={Peter Trontelj and Christophe J. Douady and Cene Fi{\vs}er and Janine Gibert and {\vS}pela Gori{\vc}ki and Tristan Lef{\'e}bure and Boris {\vS}ket and Valerija Zak{\vs}ek},
  journal={Freshwater Biology},
SUMMARY 1. Various groundwater habitats have exceptionally high levels of endemism caused by strong hydrographical isolation and low dispersal abilities of their inhabitants. More than 10% of macro-stygobiotic species nevertheless occupy relatively large ranges, measuring from some hundred to over 2000 km in length. These species represent a challenge because their distributions disregard hydrographical boundaries, and their means to disperse and maintain long-term gene flow are unknown. 2… 
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