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Studies on the diversity and spatial distribution of deep-water sponges along the west and south coasts of South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2013)
This thesis explores the diversity, spatial patterns and community structure for the sponges (Porifera) along the west and south coasts of South Africa. Species collected were identified to the lowest level of lowest ...
Predicting reptile species distributions and biogeographic patterns within Kruger National Park
(University of the Western Cape, 2018)
Knowledge of global reptile ecology is limited and there remains much to understand in terms of detailed reptile species information, including that of their distributions. In South Africa, despite being one of SANParks ...
Heteroscleromorph demosponge taxonomy and diversity of the Amathole region (Eastern Cape, South Africa)
(University of Western Cape, 2022)
Sponges are functionally important and ubiquitous components of the global marine benthos. South Africa accounts for roughly 4% of the global marine sponge diversity, comprising 374 described species and seven varieties/forms, ...
Description and assessment of neuston 1 communities present in the South Indian Ocean
(University of the Western Cape, 2022)
Animal communities living at the sea-surface are relatively poorly known, despite the fact that this biotope is globally distributed, it acts as an important nursery area for many commercially important taxa and supports ...
The Shallow water bryozoans of the West Coast of South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2005)
The South African biota is characterised by high levels of diversity and endemism. While commercially viable taxa have been well-studied, cryptic organisms such as bryozoans, have been neglected in terms of study. Taxonomic ...