Fishes from the hydrothermal vents and cold seeps - An update

Type Article
Date 2002
Language English
Author(s) Biscoito Manuel, Segonzac Michel, Almeida Armando, Desbruyeres Daniel, Geistdoerfer Patrick, Turnipseed Mary, Van Dover Cindy
Affiliation(s) IMAR Museu Municipal Funchal Hist Nat, Estacao Biol Marinha Funchal, P-9000107 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
IFREMER, Ctr Brest, DRO EP CENTOB, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
DZA Fac Ciencias Lisboa, Lab Maritimo Guia IMAR, P-2750642 Cascais, Portugal.
Museum Natl Hist Nat, Lab Ichtyol, F-75231 Paris 5, France.
Coll William & Mary, Dept Biol, Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA.
Source CBM - Cahiers de Biologie Marine (0007-9723) (Station Biologique de Roscoff), 2002 , Vol. 43 , N. 3-4 , P. 359-362
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Keyword(s) Fishes, Species identification, Hydrothermal vent
Abstract Introduction : Since the discovery of animal communities in oceanic hydrothermal vents in 1977 and in deep-sea cold seeps in 1984 (Londsdale, 1977; Paull et al., 1984) fishes have been regularly observed in association with these chemosynthetically-driven communities, but in most cases they are difficult to catch and therefore species identification can only rely on images taken by the diving vehicles. Ichthyological information pertaining to species inhabiting the deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps is mentioned in over 30 papers and even in the more detailed and updated lists (Geistdoerfer, 1991; 1996; 1999; Sibuet & Olu, 1998; Tunnicliffe, 1991) there are species missing. The situation is even less clear concerning the bathyal species inhabiting the periphery of the active fields, the vast majority of their identifications having been based on video records or photographs.
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Biscoito Manuel, Segonzac Michel, Almeida Armando, Desbruyeres Daniel, Geistdoerfer Patrick, Turnipseed Mary, Van Dover Cindy (2002). Fishes from the hydrothermal vents and cold seeps - An update. CBM - Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 43(3-4), 359-362. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/896/