Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1: Biodiversity. Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series. Edited by Darryl L. Felder and David K. Camp.

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This edited volume is a massive endeavor by scientists specializing on the Gulf of Mexico; this first volume focuses on all taxonomic groups and compiles the work of 140 authors who provide data on15,419 species. Prior to this compilation, information on Gulf of Mexico species lists, distributions, and habitats was hard to acquire, particularly for obscure taxonomic groups. As the editors point out, there was a serious absence of authoritative lists that were up to date and comprehensive. The book’s objective challenges this previous state, by providing an updated all-taxa inventory with information concerning species ranges, depth distribution, habitat, systematics, museum resources for collections, and references. The resulting product is a compilation of information in a series of tables organized by taxonomic groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalQuarterly Review of Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • taxonomic groups
  • species ranges
  • habitat
  • museum resources
  • wetlands
  • coastal waters
  • marine habitats

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