The Indo-Pacific is a biogeographic region of the earth's seas, comprising the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the seas connecting the two in the general area of Indonesia. It does not include the temperate and polar regions of the Indian and Pacific oceans, and the Tropical Eastern Pacific, along the Pacific coast of the Americas, is also a distinct marine realm.
The term is especially useful in marine biology, ichthyology, and similar fields, since many marine habitats are continuously connected from Madagascar to Japan and Oceania, and a number of species occur over that range, but are not found in the Atlantic Ocean.
Long-Distance Movements of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Aduncus) and Habitat Preference of Two Species of Bottlenose Dolphins in Eastern Kyushu, Japan
Apr 01, 2012; Abstract The indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) was first confirmed in the coastal waters of the Oita...
Derivation and Characterization of Cell Cultures from the Skin of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin Sousa Chinensis
Jun 01, 2013; Abstract The marine mammalian indo-pacific humpback dolphin, once widely lived in waters of the Indian to western Pacific...