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dc.contributor.authorTandberg, Anne Heleneeng
dc.contributor.authorRapp, Hans Toreeng
dc.contributor.authorSchander, Christoffereng
dc.contributor.authorVader, Wimeng
dc.contributor.authorSweetman, Andrew K.eng
dc.contributor.authorBerge, Jørgeneng
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-16T09:42:02Z
dc.date.available2012-04-16T09:42:02Z
dc.date.issued2011-11-02eng
dc.identifier.citationPolar Biology 35(5): 705-716en
dc.identifier.issn0722-4060eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/5743
dc.description.abstractThe 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.isoengeng
dc.publisherSpringereng
dc.rights.urihttp://www.springer.com/open+access/open+choice?SGWID=0-40359-0-0-0eng
dc.subjectVent faunaeng
dc.subjectMelitidaeeng
dc.subjectArctic mid-ocean ridgeeng
dc.subjectHydrothermal ventseng
dc.titleExitomelita sigynae gen. et sp. nov.: a new amphipod from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field with potential gill ectosymbiontseng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Zoology and botany: 480::Marine biology: 497eng
dc.rights.holderCopyright the Author(s) 2011
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1115-xeng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1115-x


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