The disruption of habitat isolation among three Hexagrammos species by artificial habitat alterations that create mosaic-habitat

@article{Kimura2009TheDO,
  title={The disruption of habitat isolation among three Hexagrammos species by artificial habitat alterations that create mosaic-habitat},
  author={Motoko R. Kimura and Hiroyuki Munehara},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={41-50}
}
In the coastal areas of Japan, three species of greenling (Hexagrammos spp.) can hybridize. In a natural reef setting we showed that Hexagrammos agrammus and H. octogrammus established their breeding territories in a shallow area where seaweed was abundant, whereas H. otakii established breeding territories in a deep area that was sparsely covered with seaweed. This difference in habitat use resulted in H. otakii being distributed separately from the other two species, thereby reducing the… 
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