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Community structure and spatial distribution of benthic fauna in the Bellingshausen Sea (West Antarctica)
Positive correlations were found between the faunal distribution and a combination of depth, redox values, and organic matter content of sediments, which indicates decreasing availability of food in the deeper bottoms of the Bellingshausen Sea with a prevalence of depauperated bottoms dominated almost exclusively by a foraminiferans community.
New records of Phascolosoma turnerae (Sipuncula: Phascolosomatidae) from the Balearic Basin, Mediterranean Sea
Specimens of the deep-water sipunculan worm Phascolosoma (Phascolosoma) turnerae were recently collected from the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. This species is characterized by hooks showing
Enhancement of the benthic communities around an isolated island in the Antarctic Ocean
Insular marine biotas are often richer in faunal diversity than those from the open sea in the same geographical region. The existence of particular island effects were tested under polar conditions
A census of deep-water sipunculans (Sipuncula)
The conclusion drawn from this census is that sipunculan fauna down to a depth of 2000 m is characterised as remarkably sensitive to bathymetry, with the lowest species richness values recorded in the deeper bottoms.
A new subspecies of Phascolion Théel, 1875 (Sipuncula: Golfingiidae) from Indian waters.
A new subspecies of Phascolion pacificum Murina, 1957 is described from shallow waters (15-20 m deep) off Malvan and Ratnagiri in India, which represents the first record of any PhASColion species for all the Indian coasts.
Diversity of infaunal assemblages along the Bellingshausen Sea compared with the Antarctic Peninsula
Infaunal assemblages from several radials of the Bellingshausen Sea (see fig. 1; R1 = western sector; R2 = Peter I Is.; R3 = middle sector; R4 = eastern sector) were compared with the Antarctic