stenotopic


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stenotopic

[¦sten·ə¦täp·ik]
(ecology)
Referring to an organism with a restricted distribution.
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Corridor function of road verge for dispersal of stenotopic heathland ground beetles (Carabidae).
Since the majority of living coral species in the Atlantic evolved recently (within the last 4 x [10.sup.6] yr) (Table 9), it appears that Atlantic coral assemblages still reflect the devastation from past extinction events (which differentially eliminated stenotopic species), as well as the apparent absence of extensive species diversification within the province.
Although undoubtedly incomplete, our findings provide criteria (known fish hosts) for selection of acceptable transplant sites, identify the stenotopic tendency of fish host relationships for the species, and establish a starting point for research directed towards recognition of other fish hosts within the currently identified fish families serving as hosts for the Epioblasma spp.
The use of stenotopic species is also recommended in studying the impact of human activities and management on arthropod communities (Samways 1993; New 1995; Dufrene & Legendre 1997).
alicastrum plantation is beneficial to the entire ranch production system because it functions as a dispersion and development area for stenotopic species limited to tree cover.