Data from: Mitochondrial DNA (COI) analyses reveal that amphipod diversity is associated with environmental heterogeneity in deep-sea habitats

Matthew Knox, Ian Hogg, Conrad Pilditch, Anne-Nina Lörz, Paul Hebert, Dirk Steinke, Matthew A. Knox, Ian D. Hogg, Conrad A. Pilditch & Paul D. N. Hebert
The relationship between species diversity and environmental parameters is poorly understood for the mobile macrofauna of deep-sea habitats due to under-sampling and subsequent lack of accurate taxonomic information. To redress this, cytochrome oxidase c subunit I (COI) DNA sequences were used to estimate species diversity and to compare phoxocephalid amphipod assemblages among 20 stations encompassing a range of environmental conditions. Two regions, east (Chatham Rise) and west (Challenger Plateau) of New Zealand were sampled to...
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