Small-scale species richness of the Great Barrier Reef tanaidaceans—results of the CReefs compared with worldwide diversity of coral reef tanaidaceans

  title={Small-scale species richness of the Great Barrier Reef tanaidaceans—results of the CReefs compared with worldwide diversity of coral reef tanaidaceans},
  author={Anna Stepien and Krzysztof Pabis and Magdalena Błażewicz},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is considered to be one of the most important marine biodiversity hotspots on Earth. At the same time, knowledge on the smallest inhabitants of this habitat is extremely scarce, which is particularly apparent with respect to small peracarid crustaceans of the order Tanaidacea. Prior to this study, as few as 20 tanaidacean species had been reported from Australian coral reefs, this study yielding 56 species new to science. Our analysis of a high number of qualitative… Expand

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