Isthmus of Panama: Shrimp

Arthur Anker
August 17, 2016
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Comparison of shrimp species on either side of the Isthmu
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Snapping shrimp species on either side of the Isthmus of Panama are morphologically and genetically similar. Shallow water dwelling species are more closely related than deep dwellers, as would be expected by a slowly emerging isthmus.

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