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Authors Kuo, J; Kanamoto, Z; Iizumi, H; Aioi, K; Mukai, H
Author Full Name Kuo, John; Kanamoto, Ziyusei; Iizumi, Hitoshi; Aioi, Keiko; Mukai, Hiroshi
Title Seagrasses from the Nansei Islands, southern Japanese Archipelago: species composition, distribution and biogeography
Source MARINE ECOLOGY-AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords biogeography; Nansei Islands; northern distributional limit; seagrasses
Keywords Plus HYDROCHARITACEAE
Abstract The Nansei Islands in the southern Japanese Archipelago have 15 taxa of seagrasses from seven genera within three families. Seagrasses in this region grow on coral sands or coral debris in shallow reefs and on sandy or muddy substrata in the shallow areas of bays and inlets. Certain Halophila species grow in deep water off some islands. Enhalus acoroides only reaches to Ishigaki I. with winter sea water temperature (WST) at 23 degrees C, while Okinawa I. (WST at 21.6 degrees C) is the northern biogeographic limit for Halophila decipiens, H. okinawensis, H. major and H. gaudichaudii. Amami-oshima I. (WST at 20.7 degrees C) is the northern border for Thalassia hemprichii, H. minor, H. ovalis, Cymodocea serrulata, Cymodocea rotundata, Syringodium isoetifolium, Halodule uninervis and Halodule pinifolia. Halophila mikii the sole seagrass collected from Yakushima I. (WST at 19.3 degrees C), is of volcanic origin. The distribution of tropical seagrasses in the Nansei Islands is clearly associated with the warm Kuroshio Current, WST and habitat availability. Zostera japonica is the only temperate species occurring in the region. Meadows of Z. japonica, H. ovalis and Halodule pinifolia have disappeared from certain localities in the Archipelago, due probably to human activities and natural siltation.
Author Address Univ Western Australia, Ctr Microscopy & Microanal, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia; Ehime Univ, Ctr Marine Environm Studies, Div Aquat Biol & Ecol, Matsuyama, Ehime 790, Japan; Fisheries Res Agcy, Japan Sea Natl Fisheries Res Inst, Tokyo 22413105, Japan; Hokkaido Univ, Field Sci Ctr No Biosphere, Akkeshi Marine Stn, Akkeshi, Hokkaido, Japan
Reprint Address Kuo, J (reprint author), Univ Western Australia, Ctr Microscopy & Microanal, 35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia.
E-mail Address jjskuo@cyliene.uwa.edu.au
Cited Reference Count 27
Times Cited 16
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 18
Publisher WILEY
Publisher City HOBOKEN
Publisher Address 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
ISSN 0173-9565
29-Character Source Abbreviation MAR ECOL-EVOL PERSP
ISO Source Abbreviation Mar. Ecol.-Evol. Persp.
Publication Date DEC
Year Published 2006
Volume 27
Issue 4
Beginning Page 290
Ending Page 298
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1111/j.1439-0485.2006.00098.x
Page Count 9
Web of Science Category Marine & Freshwater Biology
Subject Category Marine & Freshwater Biology
Document Delivery Number 121II
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000243150900003
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