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Table 2 Existing and new range limits for all 29 species. Distances were determined using a Google Earth measuring tool by connecting a straight line from former to current range endpoint

From: Shifts in the distribution and abundance of coastal marine species along the eastern Pacific Ocean during marine heatwaves from 2013 to 2018

Genus species Northern limit Southern limit New range record Shift (km)
Achelous xantusii Morro Bay, CA Punta Piaxtla, MX Tomales Bay, CA 370
Alphestes immaculatus Golfo de California, MX Islas Galápagos, Ecuador La Bocana, BCS 577
Aplysia californica Yaquina Bay, OR El Salvador   
Aplysia vaccaria Monterey Bay, CA Golfo de California, MX Elkhorn Slough, CA 25
Arbacia stellata Channel Islands, CA Perú Monterey, CA 362
Balistes polylepis Alaska Chile   
Callinectes arcuatus San Francisco Bay, CA Chile   
Chromis punctipinnis Monterey, CA Punta San Pablo, Baja CA, MX   
Ctenogobius sagittula Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, CA Perú   
Farfantepenaeus californiensis San Francisco Bay, CA Callao, Perú and Galápagos Islands  
Felimida macfarlandi Monterey, CA Baja CA, MX   
Flabellina iodinea Vancouver Is., Canada Islas Galápagos, Ecuador   
Glottidia albida Monterey Bay, CA Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica   
Hypsypops rubicundus Monterey Bay, CA Southwestern Gulf of CA, MX   
Kelletia kelletii Monterey, CA Isla Asuncion, Baja CA, MX   
Laminaria farlowii British Columbia, Canada Bahia del Rosario, Baja CA, MX   
Leptosynapta albicans Bodega Head, CA Baja CA, MX   
Lobatus galeatus Golfo de California, MX Perú La Bocana, BCS 580
Lovenia cordiformis Point Conception, CA Peru Monterey, CA 378
Lytechinus pictus Monterey, CA Ecuador   
Malacoplax californiensis Morro Bay, CA Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica Elkhorn Slough, CA 212
Medialuna californiensis Vancouver, Canada Golfo de California, MX El Rosario, BC −765
Paralabrax clathratus Columbia River, OR Bahia Magdalena, Baja CA, MX   
Phyllorhiza punctata San Diego Bay, CA Golfo de California, MX   
Pseudosquillopsis marmorata Tomales Bay, CA Islas Galápagos, Ecuador   
Semicossyphus pulcher Monterey Bay, CA Golfo de California, MX   
Sphoeroides annulatus Redodndo Beach, CA Pisco, Perú   
Spirobranchus spinosus Carmel, CA Baja CA, MX Pacific Grove, CA 16
Uca princeps Ensenada, MX Peru Huntington Beach, CA 240