Widespread convergence in stream fishes

Here, the authors assess the prevalence and degree of convergence in functional traits of stream fishes at the microhabitat scale in five zoogeographical regions across the world. They categorized species by microhabitat, water velocity and preference for substrate complexity and calculated the prevalence of convergence, degree of convergence and functional diversity for each category.

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Bower, L.M., D.E. Saenz, and K.O. Winemiller

Publication Date

23 April 2021

Publication Name

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society


convergent evolution, environmental filtering, fish, functional trait, intercontinental, microhabitat