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North West Pacific deep-sea barnacles (Cirripedia, Thoracica) collected by the Taiwan expeditions, with descriptions of two new species

JudulNorth West Pacific deep-sea barnacles (Cirripedia, Thoracica) collected by the Taiwan expeditions, with descriptions of two new species
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsChan BKK, Prabowo RE, Lee K-S
JournalZootaxa
Volume2405
Pagination1 - 47
Date Published03/2010
ISSN1175-5326
Abstract

Taiwan is a large island in north western Pacific waters with the sea floor connecting to two major deep-sea basins, the eastern waters facing the Pacific Ocean (to 4000 m depth) and linking to the Philippine Basin, whilst south western waters are associated with the South China Sea Basin (up to 1000 m). Previously, the biodiversity of Taiwanese deep-sea barnacles had not been studied extensively, due to a lack of deep-sea expeditions and sampling. Recently, several Taiwan deep-sea cruises investigated the biodiversity of the deep-sea fauna of Taiwan and sampling was conducted to depths of 4000 m. The present study reports on the biodiversity of the deep-sea barnacles of Taiwan, a total of 18 species. One species was previously recorded from Taiwanese waters and 17 are new records, including two new species belong to the genera Litoscalpellum and Altiverruca.

URLhttp://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02405p047.pdf