A realignment of marine biogeographic provinces with particular reference to fish distributions

  title={A realignment of marine biogeographic provinces with particular reference to fish distributions},
  author={John C. Briggs and Brian W. Bowen},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
Marine provinces, founded on contrasting floras or faunas, have been recognized for more than 150 years but were not consistently defined by endemism until 1974. At that time, provinces were based on at least a 10% endemism and nested within biogeographic regions that covered large geographic areas with contrasting biotic characteristics. Over time, some minor adjustments were made but the overall arrangement remained essentially unaltered. In many provinces, data on endemism were still not… 

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