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Cosmopolitan animals

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Animals with cosmopolitan distribution are those whose range extends across all or most of the world in appropriate habitats. Another aspect of cosmopolitanism is that of ecological limitations. A species that is apparently cosmopolitan because it occurs in all oceans might in fact occupy only littoral zones, only particular ranges of depths, or only estuaries, for example. Analogously, terrestrial species might be present only in forests, mountainous regions, sandy arid regions, or the like.
Animals with cosmopolitan distribution are those whose range extends across all or most of the world in appropriate habitats. Another aspect of cosmopolitanism is that of ecological limitations. A species that is apparently cosmopolitan because it occurs in all oceans might in fact occupy only littoral zones, only particular ranges of depths, or only estuaries, for example. Analogously, terrestrial species might be present only in forests, mountainous regions, sandy arid regions, or the like.