Habitat type as a determinant of species range sizes: the example of lotic–lentic differences in aquatic Coleoptera

@article{Ribera2000HabitatTA,
  title={Habitat type as a determinant of species range sizes: the example of lotic–lentic differences in aquatic Coleoptera},
  author={I. Ribera and A. Vogler},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={71},
  pages={33-52}
}
Species differ in the size of their geographical ranges, but it is unclear how this is affected by the intrinsic properties of various habitat types. Using data on range sizes for 490 species of aquatic Coleoptera from the Iberian Peninsula we show that running-water (lotic) species have much smaller distributional ranges than those occurring in standing water (lentic). This robust association of habitat type and range size has independently arisen in at least four monophyletic coleopteran… Expand

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