The nature of the diversity of Antarctic fishes

@article{Eastman2004TheNO,
  title={The nature of the diversity of Antarctic fishes},
  author={J. Eastman},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={93-107}
}
The species diversity of the Antarctic fish fauna changed notably during the ≈40 million years from the Eocene to the present. A taxonomically restricted and endemic modern fauna succeeded a taxonomically diverse and cosmopolitan Eocene fauna. Although the Southern Ocean is 10% of the world’s ocean, its current fish fauna consists of only 322 species, small considering the global diversity of ≈25,000–28,000 species. The fauna is “reasonably well-known” from a taxonomic perspective. This… CONTINUE READING
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