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Methane seep community of the Håkon Mosby mud volcano (the Norwegian Sea): composition and trophic aspects
The Håkon Mosby mud volcano (the Norwegian Sea, depth c. 1250 m) was studied in July 1998 by a joint Russian–German–USA–Norwegian expedition on the 40th cruise of the RV Akademik Mstislav KeldyshExpand
Vesicomyidae (Bivalvia): Current Taxonomy and Distribution
It is suggested that the Vesicomyidae is not a synonym of Kelliellidae, and is therefore a valid family name, and the family is proposed to be divided into two subfamilies: VesIComyinae and Pliocardiinae. Expand
Occurrence of deep-water corals on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge based on MAR-ECO data
Occurrence of deep-water corals on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the southern part of the Reykjanes Ridge and the Azores has been examined based on video surveys using remotely operated vehiclesExpand
Recent bivalve molluscs of the genus Calyptogena (Vesicomyidae)
The genus Calyptogena (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae) comprises highly specialized bivalves living in symbiosis with sulphur-oxidizing bacteria in reducing habitats. In this study, the genus is revisedExpand
Abyssogena: a new genus of the family Vesicomyidae (Bivalvia) from deep-water vents and seeps
The most characteristic features of Abyssogena are an elongate shell up to about 280 mm in length; a pallial line starting from the ventral margin of the anterior adductor scar; secondary pallial attachment scars developed dorsal to the pallIAL line; radially arranged hinge teeth with a reduced anterior cardinal tooth in the right valve. Expand
Molecular taxonomy reveals broad trans-oceanic distributions and high species diversity of deep-sea clams (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae: Pliocardiinae) in chemosynthetic environments
Large vesicomyid clams are common inhabitants of sulphidic deep-sea habitats such as hydrothermal vents, hydrocarbon seeps and whale-falls. Yet, the species- and genus-level taxonomy of these diverseExpand
Phylogeny and origins of chemosynthetic vesicomyid clams
Calibration of molecular clocks with recently verified fossil data permitted realistic estimates for the origins and evolutionary age of pliocardiins during the Cenozoic Era from a deep-dwelling ancestor. Expand
Vesicomyinae (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae) of the Kuril–Kamchatka Trench and adjacent abyssal regions
For the first time for a vesicomyin bivalve molecular data is given for a species with an explicit morphological description and unambiguous taxonomic affiliation and data on distribution and morpho-anatomical characters of these species are provided. Expand