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dc.contributor.author Basch, Lawrence V.
dc.contributor.author Engle, John M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-10T20:37:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-10T20:37:08Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Basch, Lawrence V. and John M. Engle. "Biogeography of Hemisquilla ensigera californiensis (Crustacea: Stomatopoda) with Emphasis on Southern California Bight Populations." In: 3rd California Islands Symposium. 1987. 211-220. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10139/3390
dc.description.abstract Abstract. - The mantis shrimp Hemisquilla ensigera californiensis (Crustacea: Stomatopoda) ranges from south of Point Conception in southern California to the Golfo de Chiriqui, Panama. Hemisquilla populations occur off four of the eight California Islands: Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Catalina and San Clemente, as well as numerous islands off Baja California and mainland Mexico. Insular and continental populations occur in habitats usually characterized by: 1) generally stable, low physical disturbance regimes; 2) silty sand sediments with a high organic content; 3) abundant food resources; 4) variable predation pressure and 5) fluctuating light regimes. Mechanisms that may influence the observed patterns of distribution and abundance include: 1) ocean currents favorable for dispersal of planktonic larval stages; 2) habitat suitable for successful recruitment; 3) sufficient food resources and 4) low levels of predation pressure and physical disturbance. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Park Service en_US
dc.rights All rights reserved by copyright holder. en_US
dc.subject California Islands en_US
dc.subject Channel Islands en_US
dc.subject crustaceans en_US
dc.title Biogeography of Hemisquilla ensigera californiensis (Crustacea: Stomatopoda) with Emphasis on Southern California Bight Populations en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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