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|title: ||Chemosymbiotic bivalves from the mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz, NE Atlantic, with descriptions of new species of Solemyidae, Lucinidae and Vesicomyidae|
|authors: ||Oliver, Graham|
Rodrigues, Clara F.
Cunha, Marina R.
Gulf of Cadiz
|issue date: ||28-Jun-2011|
|publisher: ||Pensoft Publishers|
|abstract: ||The chemosymbiotic bivalves collected from the mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz are reviewed. Of the thirteen species closely associated with chemosynthetic settings two Solemyidae, Solemya (Petrasma) elarraichensis sp. n. and Acharax gadirae sp. n., one Lucinidae, Lucinoma asapheus sp. n., and one Vesicomyidae, Isorropodon megadesmus sp. n. are described and compared to close relatives of their respective
families. The biodiversity and distribution of the chemosymbiotic bivalves in the Gulf of Cadiz are discussed and compared to the available information from other cold seeps in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Although there is considerable similarity at the genus level between seep/mud volcano
fields in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, there is little overlap at the species level. This indicates a high degree of endemism within chemosymbiotic bivalve assemblages.|
|publisher version/DOI: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.113.1402|
|appears in collections||CESAM - Artigos|
BIO - Artigos
PT Mar - Artigos
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