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Liparid and macrourid fishes of the hadal zone: in situ observations of activity and feeding behaviour
Using baited camera landers, the first images of living fishes were recorded in the hadal zone (6000–11 000 m) in the Pacific Ocean. The widespread abyssal macrourid Coryphaenoides yaquinae wasExpand
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Heterogeneous and compensatory growth in Melithaea flabellifera (Octocorallia: Melithaeidae) in Japan
Melithaea flabellifera (Kükenthal, 1909) (Octocorallia, Gorgonacea), an endemic and predominant gorgonian in Japanese shallow waters, grows mostly in one plane and ramifies in a dichotomous way. TheExpand
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A revision of the genus Calcigorgia (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Acanthogorgiidae) with the description of three new species.
Octocorals of the Acanthogorgiid genus Calcigorgia have been examined, from Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Bering Sea. The four known species are re-described and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)Expand
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Heterogeneous and compensatory growth in Melithaea flabellifera (Octocorallia : Melithaeidae) in Japan
Melithaea flabellifera (Kukenthal, 1909) (Octocorallia, Gorgonacea), an endemic and predominant gorgonian in Japanese shallow waters, grows mostly in one plane and ramifies in a dichotomous way. TheExpand
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Effects of low water temperature on growth and magnesium carbonate concentrations in the cold-water gorgonian Primnoa pacifica
The large cold-water coral species found near Japan, Primnoa pacifica (Kinoshita, 1907), was investigated to estimate the effects of water temperature on its growth rate and magnesium concentrationExpand
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Melithaeidae of Japan (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) re-examined with descriptions of 11 new species
Abstract Japanese melithaeid type material is re-examined and re-described. The sclerites of the different species are depicted using Scanning Electron Microscopy. All Japanese species of the familyExpand
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Species of Elasmogorgia and Euplexaura (Cnidaria, Octocorallia) from Japan with a discussion about the genus Filigella
Abstract Octocorals with thread-like colony shape have been re-examined, mainly from Japanese waters. The holotypes of Elasmogorgia filiformis and Filigella boninensis and a syntype of FiligellaExpand
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The genus Bebryce (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Plexauridae) at Japan, with descriptions of three new species
Abstract Three new deep-water species of Bebryce from Japan are described and depicted using Scanning Electron Microscopy: Bebryce otsuchiensis sp. n., Bebryce rotunda sp. n., and BebryceExpand
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Recent observations on the distribution of deep-sea coral communities on the Shiribeshi Seamount, Sea of Japan
The benthic deep-water coral fauna of the Shiribeshi Seamount, Japan, was examined using the JAMSTEC video archives of four submersible dives in July 2001. An observational dataset containing n =Expand
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Estimation of in situ distribution of carbonate produced from cold-water octocorals on a Japanese seamount in the NW Pacific
The importance of the deep, cold-water hexacorals as cold-water bioherms and their contribution to marine carbonate production has been demonstrated elsewhere. However, no research has been carriedExpand
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