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Author (up) Acuna, F.; Griffiths, C. openurl 
  Title Species richness, endemicity and distribution patterns of South African sea anemones Type Journal Article
  Year 2004 Publication African Zoology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 39 Issue 2 Pages 193-200  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Keywords distribution, sea anemones, biodiversity, biogeography  
  Abstract A revised and updated list of South African sea anemones is compiled and the distribution pattern and endemicity of each determined from museum and literature records. Forty-nine valid species are recognized. Species richness appears fairly uniform around the coast, although marked peaks occur at Cape Town, False Bay and Durban – almost certainly the result of disproportionately intense sampling effort at these locations. Forty-nine percent of species are endemic, slightly above the average for the South African marine fauna (31%), but well within the range shown by component taxa. Endemics are absent in the northwest, hut otherwise comprise a fairly consistent proportion of species in each region. The fact that existing records are strongly biased towards a few centres of high sampling activity, indicates a pressing need for additional systematic collection of this group in under-represented areas.  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1562-7020 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
Census of Marine Life Committees
Sub-Saharan Africa Regional
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