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Taxonomic composition and distribution of soft-walled monothalamid foraminifera in the area of Zernov’s Phyllophora Field (NW Black Sea)

Anikeeva, Oksana V.; Gooday, Andrew J.. 2016 Taxonomic composition and distribution of soft-walled monothalamid foraminifera in the area of Zernov’s Phyllophora Field (NW Black Sea). Marine Biology Research, 12 (6). 640-646. 10.1080/17451000.2016.1174267

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© Taylor & Francis 2016 This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by in Marine Biology Research, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17451000.2016.1174267).
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Abstract/Summary

We studied assemblages of soft-walled, single-chambered foraminifera (monothalamids) at eight stations in the area of Zernov's Phyllophora Field (ZPF) on the NW continental shelf of the Black Sea. This work is based on samples collected during Cruise 70 of the RV Professor Vodyanitsky and provides the first analysis of the taxonomic composition of monothalamids from this region. These delicate, poorly known foraminifera were found at all stations in the studied area. They were represented by nine forms that are identified to species or genus level as well as 14 undescribed species, nine of which are found in the Black Sea for the first time. Four species, Psammophaga sp., Vellaria pellucida, Goodayia rostellata and Krymia fusiformis, were most abundant, with Psammophaga sp. being the dominant species overall. Previous studies have suggested a link between members of this genus and eutrophication. There are a number of taxonomic parallels between these ZPF assemblages and those from the Adriatic Sea, e.g. the occurrence of the genera Goodayia, Psammophaga and Vellaria, although it is possible that some other taxa are endemic to the Black Sea.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1080/17451000.2016.1174267
ISSN: 1745-1000
Date made live: 29 Jul 2016 09:18 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/514064

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