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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
dc.contributor.author Rapp, Hans Tore
dc.contributor.author Schander, Christoffer
dc.contributor.author Vader, Wim
dc.contributor.author Sweetman, Andrew K.
dc.contributor.author Berge, Jørgen
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-16T09:42:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-16T09:42:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-02
dc.identifier.citation Polar Biology 35(5): 705-716 en
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4060
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1115-x
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 en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.rights Copyright the Author(s) 2011 en
dc.rights.uri http://www.springer.com/open+access/open+choice?SGWID=0-40359-0-0-0 en
dc.subject Vent fauna en
dc.subject Melitidae en
dc.subject Arctic mid-ocean ridge en
dc.subject Hydrothermal vents en
dc.title Exitomelita sigynae gen. et sp. nov.: a new amphipod from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field with potential gill ectosymbionts en
dc.type Peer reviewed en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Zoology and botany: 480::Marine biology: 497 en
dc.type.version publishedVersion en
bora.cristinID 0722-4060 en


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