An inverse latitudinal biodiversity pattern in asellote isopods (Crustacea, Peracarida) from the Southwest Atlantic between 35° and 56°S

@article{Doti2013AnIL,
  title={An inverse latitudinal biodiversity pattern in asellote isopods (Crustacea, Peracarida) from the Southwest Atlantic between 35° and 56°S},
  author={Brenda L{\'i}a Doti and Daniel Roccatagliata and Juan L{\'o}pez Gappa},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={115-125}
}
A distinct trend of decreasing biodiversity from the tropics to the poles is well-known for terrestrial organisms. This pattern, however, is less clear in marine systems. In the present study, an inverse latitudinal biodiversity pattern is reported for the asellote isopods from Argentina. Species richness is shown to be about six times higher in the Beagle Channel and southern Patagonia, i.e., south of 47°S, than north of this latitude. This high species richness of Asellota south of 47°S seems… 
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