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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Anatomy of a border: transition between Southwestern Atlantic tropical and Warm Temperate marine provinces as revealed by marine mites

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Sistemática e Evolução de Ácaros Acariformes, Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte - MG ZIP: 31270-901, Brazil, Tyumen State University, X-BIO Institute, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Tyumen, Russia
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Sistemática e Evolução de Ácaros Acariformes, Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte - MG ZIP: 31270-901, Brazil
Tyumen State University, X-BIO Institute, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Tyumen, Russia, Purdue University, Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, G-226, 915 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47907, United States
Halacaridae marine ecoregions marine provinces phylogeography Southwestern Atlantic

Abstract

A previous study found that the division between the Southwestern Atlantic Tropical and Warm Temperate Provinces for marine mites do not occur in Cabo Frio (~23°S), as usually assumed in marine biogeographical studies, but somewhere around the Abrolhos Plateau and the Vitória-Trindade Chain (~20-15°S). New sampling localities along this section of Brazilian coast and sequences from mitochondrial and nuclear genes of three species or species complexes of halacarids (Agauopsis legionium, A. bilophus and Rhombognathus levigatoides) deepened the understanding of this region by showing different scenarios for the different species.

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