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Species Diversity: Benthonic Foraminifera in Western North Atlantic

Martin A. Buzas and Thomas G. Gibson
Science
New Series, Vol. 163, No. 3862 (Jan. 3, 1969), pp. 72-75
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1725201
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Species Diversity: Benthonic Foraminifera in Western North Atlantic
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Abstract

Maximum species diversity occurs at abyssal depths of greater than 2500 meters. Other diversity peaks occur at depths of 35 to 45 meters and 100 to 200 meters. The peak at 35 to 45 meters is due to species equitability, whereas the other two peaks correspond to an increase in the number of species.

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