Morphological Similarity and Ecological Overlap in Two Rotifer Species

  title={Morphological Similarity and Ecological Overlap in Two Rotifer Species},
  author={Carmen Gabald{\'o}n and Javier Montero-Pau and M. Angeles Serra and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Carmona},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Co-occurrence of cryptic species raises theoretically relevant questions regarding their coexistence and ecological similarity. Given their great morphological similitude and close phylogenetic relationship (i.e., niche retention), these species will have similar ecological requirements and are expected to have strong competitive interactions. This raises the problem of finding the mechanisms that may explain the coexistence of cryptic species and challenges the conventional view of coexistence… CONTINUE READING
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