Thaumeledone and other deep water octopodids from the Southern Ocean.

Allcock, A. L., Collins, M. A., Piatkowski, Uwe and Vecchione, M. (2004) Thaumeledone and other deep water octopodids from the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 51 . pp. 1883-1901. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.07.019.

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Recent trawling in the Southern Ocean has yielded an unusual and relatively large collection of deep-sea octopods, comprising four species in two genera. Several deep-sea genera, which are inadequately characterised, have been reported previously from the Southern Ocean. Within this paper, all the relevant historical type material has been examined and a full revision has been undertaken. Species previously considered to be representative of the genus Bentheledone have either been moved to Thaumeledone or are considered nomen dubium. A revised diagnosis of Thaumeledone is provided together with redescriptions of its Southern Ocean species as well as a description of a new species. A new genus has been erected to accommodate the remainder of the new specimens.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: ANDEEP; R.V. Polarstern; ANT-XIX/3
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.07.019
ISSN: 0967-0645
Projects: ANDEEP
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 16:50
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 08:24

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