Thaumelodone and other deep water octopodids from the Southern Ocean

Allcock, A.L.; Collins, M.A. ORCID:; Piatkowski, U.; Vecchione, M.; Hochberg, F.G.. 2004 Thaumelodone and other deep water octopodids from the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 51 (14-16). 1883-1901.

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Recent trawling in the Southern Ocean has yielded an unusual and relatively large collection of deep-sea octopods, comprising four species in two genera. Several deep-sea genera, which are inadequately characterised, have been reported previously from the Southern Ocean. Within this paper, all the relevant historical type material has been examined and a full revision has been undertaken. Species previously considered to be representative of the genus Bentheledone have either been moved to Thaumeledone or are considered nomen dubium. A revised diagnosis of Thaumeledone is provided together with redescriptions of its Southern Ocean species as well as a description of a new species. A new genus has been erected to accommodate the remainder of the new specimens.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Dynamics and Management of Ocean Ecosystems
ISSN: 0967-0645
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 13 Aug 2010 12:46 +0 (UTC)

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