Restructuring of the ‘Macaronesia’ biogeographic unit: A marine multi-taxon biogeographical approach

@article{Freitas2019RestructuringOT,
  title={Restructuring of the ‘Macaronesia’ biogeographic unit: A marine multi-taxon biogeographical approach},
  author={Rui Freitas and Maria Manuel Romeiras and Lu{\'i}s Silva and Ricardo Cordeiro and Patr{\'i}cia Madeira and Jos{\'e} Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez and Peter Wirtz and Jes{\'u}s M. Falc{\'o}n and Alberto Ortiz Brito and Sergio Ricardo Floeter and Pedro Afonso and Filipe Mora Porteiro and Mar{\'i}a Ascensi{\'o}n Viera-Rodr{\'i}guez and Ana Isabel Neto and Ricardo Haroun and Jo{\~a}o N. M. Farminh{\~a}o and Ana Cristina Rebelo and Lara Baptista and Carlos S. Melo and Alejandro Mart{\'i}nez and Jorge N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Bj{\"o}rn Berning and Markes E. Johnson and S{\'e}rgio P. {\'A}vila},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
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