Body size variation in polyplacophoran mollusks: geographic clines and community structure along the Southeastern Pacific

Christian Ibanez, Mauricio Carter, Moises Aguilera, M. Cecilia Pardo-Gandarillas & Enrico Rezende
Aim: To evaluate the latitudinal pattern of body size within and among chiton species employing phylogenetically structured analyses, and to examine the role of geographic variation in temperature, productivity and oxygen availability as potential environmental drivers. Location: Coastal habitats of the Southeastern Pacific along a latitudinal range of nearly 6,000 km, from the Equator to Patagonia (~ 2º to 56º S). Time Period: Present (2011 – 2017). Major taxa: 31 species of polyplacophoran mollusks. Methods:...
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