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New records of shelled marine molluscs at Bouvet Island and preliminary assessment of their biogeographic affinities

Linse, Katrin. 2006 New records of shelled marine molluscs at Bouvet Island and preliminary assessment of their biogeographic affinities. Polar Biology, 29 (2). 120-127. 10.1007/s00300-005-0721-x

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Abstract/Summary

Bouvet Island is one of the most isolated islands in the Southern Ocean and its marine benthic fauna has rarely been investigated and so is poorly known. This study adds 30 molluscan species to the previous faunal record of 16 species. During the expedition ANT XXI-2 of PFS Polarstern 25 species of shelled gastropods, 12 species of bivalves, 3 species of polyplacophorans and 1 species of solenogaster (Aplacophora) were collected at four sites around Bouvet Island in depths between 120 m and 550 m. High percentages of the species representing the shelled molluscan fauna of Bouvet Island are known from sub and high (continental) Antarctica.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/s00300-005-0721-x
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Antarctic Biodiversity - Past, Present and Future
ISSN: 0722-4060
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Additional Keywords: Molluscs ; Distribution ; Southern Ocean
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Date made live: 31 Aug 2007 10:40
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/74

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