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 New tanaidomorph Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from submarine mud-volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (North-east Atlantic)
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title: New tanaidomorph Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from submarine mud-volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (North-east Atlantic)
authors: Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, M
Bamber, RN
Cunha, MR
keywords: mud volcanoes
Gulf of Cadiz
deep-sea
Araphura
Coalecerotanais
Cristatotanais
Haplocope
Mesotanais
Pseudotanais
Spinitanaopsis
Torquella
Typhlotanais
issue date: 21-Feb-2011
publisher: Magnolia Press
abstract: Faunal collections from mud-volcano sites in the Gulf of Cadiz, at depths between 355 and 3061 m, have revealed a high diversity (and in some cases high density) of tanaidaceans. The present study reports on nine new tanaidomorph species from eight different genera from this material. These include representatives of genera known elsewhere from non-vent-associated deep-sea habitats, but notably only the second and third (respectively) representatives of two genera, Coalecerotanais and Cristatotanais, known previously from cold-seep-habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. The genus Spinitanaopsis is synonymized with Cristatotanais. The tanaidacean records to date from hydrothermal vents or cold seeps are collated as a context for the present material. The possibilities of habitat-endemism in tanaidacean taxa associated with reducing environments and their biogeography are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/6581
ISSN: 1175-5326
publisher version/DOI: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa
source: Zootaxa
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