South‐western Atlantic reef fishes: Zoogeographical patterns and ecological drivers reveal a secondary biodiversity centre in the Atlantic Ocean

  title={South‐western Atlantic reef fishes: Zoogeographical patterns and ecological drivers reveal a secondary biodiversity centre in the Atlantic Ocean},
  author={Hudson Tercio Pinheiro and Luiz A. Rocha and Raphael M. Macieira and Alfredo Carvalho-Filho and Anthony B. Anderson and Mariana G. Bender and Fabio Di Dario and Carlos Eduardo Leite Ferreira and Jess{\'e} Figueiredo‐Filho and Ronaldo Bastos Francini-Filho and Jo{\~a}o Luiz Gasparini and Jean-Christophe Joyeux and Osmar J. Luiz and Michael Maia Mincarone and Rodrigo L. Moura and Jos{\'e} Anchieta C.C. Nunes and Juan Pablo Quimbayo and Ricardo de Souza Rosa and Cl{\'a}udio Luis Santos Sampaio and Ivan Sazima and Thiony Simon and Daniele A. Vila-Nova and Sergio Ricardo Floeter},
  journal={Diversity and Distributions},
  pages={951 - 965}
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