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Exitomelita sigynae gen. et sp. nov.: a new amphipod from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field with potential gill ectosymbionts

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dc.contributor.author Tandberg, Anne Helene eng
dc.contributor.author Rapp, Hans Tore eng
dc.contributor.author Schander, Christoffer eng
dc.contributor.author Vader, Wim eng
dc.contributor.author Sweetman, Andrew K. eng
dc.contributor.author Berge, Jørgen eng
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-16T09:42:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-16T09:42:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-02 eng
dc.identifier.citation Polar Biology 35(5): 705-716 en
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4060 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5743
dc.description.abstract The newly discovered deep-sea hydrothermal vent field ‘‘Loki’s Castle’’ at 2,350 m depth at 70 N on the Knipovich Ridge north of the island Jan Mayen is the only known black smoker field from the Arctic Ridge system. This vent field holds a unique fauna clearly distinct from vent sites along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge south of Iceland. In addition to numerous maldanid and ampharetid polychaetes one animal of particular interest at this vent site, is a new genus and species of melitid amphipod. This new species is found in cracks and crevices on vent chimneys as well as in areas where diffuse venting is common such as the base of vent chimneys. Here, we present a formal morphological description of this new melitid species and hypothesize about the main form of its nutrition using stable isotope and molecular data. en
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher Springer eng
dc.rights.uri http://www.springer.com/open+access/open+choice?SGWID=0-40359-0-0-0 eng
dc.subject Vent fauna eng
dc.subject Melitidae eng
dc.subject Arctic mid-ocean ridge eng
dc.subject Hydrothermal vents eng
dc.title Exitomelita sigynae gen. et sp. nov.: a new amphipod from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field with potential gill ectosymbionts eng
dc.type Peer reviewed eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Zoology and botany: 480::Marine biology: 497 eng
dc.rights.holder Copyright the Author(s) 2011
dc.type.version publishedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bibo.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1115-x eng
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1115-x


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