Echinoderms from the Gulf of Suez and the Northern Red sea

James, D B and Pearse, J S (1971) Echinoderms from the Gulf of Suez and the Northern Red sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 11 (1&2). pp. 78-125.


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The Gulf of Suez is the northwesternmost area of the vast Indo-west Pacific region. Because of its northerly position and shallow depth, the Gulf of Suez is relatively temperate in character and large seasonal changes occur. The surface sea temperatures at the shore in the northwestern Gulf of Suez range from means of about 18°C. in the winter to about 28°C. in the summer (Pearse, 1969a). Accordingly, the Gulf of Suez region may be of special interest to zoogeographers and physiologists, and the presence and especially the absence of Indo-Pacific species may provide indications about some of their limiting tolerances. Moreover, because the Gulf of Suez links the Suez Canal and the eastern Mediterranean to the Red Sea, its fauna is of special importance in any consideration of migration of species through the canal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Echinoderms; Gulf of Suez; Northern Red sea
Subjects: Echinoderms
Marine Biodiversity
Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 12:15
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:10

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