A new species of sea anemone (Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Actiniaria) from Manus Basin hydrothermal vents, South-western Pacific

Type Article
Date 2005-11
Language English
Author(s) Lopez Gonzalez P1, Rodriguez E1, 2, Segonzac Michel3
Affiliation(s) 1 : CSIC, CMIMA, Inst Ciencias Mar, Dept Biol Marina & Oceanog, E-08003 Barcelona, Spain.
2 : Univ Sevilla, Fac Biol, Dept Fisiol & Zool, Seville, Spain.
3 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, DEEP, LEP Centob, Plouzane, France.
Source MARINE-BIOLOGY-RESEARCH (1745-1000) (Taylor & Francis), 2005-11 , Vol. 1 , N. 5 , P. 326-337
DOI 10.1080/17451000500380306
WOS© Times Cited 9
Keyword(s) Manus Basin, Back arc basins, Hydrothermal vents, Actinostolidae, Actiniaria
Abstract During the BIOACCESS Japanese cruises (1996 and 1998), active hydrothermalism and associated vent fauna were studied on the South-eastern Rift of Manus Basin (South-western Pacific). In the PACMANUS vent field, a conspicuous vent fauna was sampled, including an actinostolid sea anemone (Actiniaria) belonging to an undescribed genus and species. Pacmanactis hashimotoi gen. et spec. nov. is here described, and represents the 9th sea anemone reported from hydrothermal vents.
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