Biogeography and Ecological Setting of Indian Ocean Hydrothermal Vents

  title={Biogeography and Ecological Setting of Indian Ocean Hydrothermal Vents},
  author={C. V. Van Dover and S. Humphris and D. Fornari and C. M. Cavanaugh and R. Collier and S. Goffredi and J. Hashimoto and M. Lilley and A. L. Reysenbach and T. Shank and K. V. Von Damm and A. Banta and R. Gallant and D. Götz and D. Green and J. Hall and T. L. Harmer and L. A. Hurtado and P. Johnson and Z. P. McKiness and C. Meredith and E. Olson and I. Pan and M. Turnipseed and Y. Won and C. R. Young and R. C. Vrijenhoek},
  pages={818 - 823}
  • C. V. Van Dover, S. Humphris, +24 authors R. C. Vrijenhoek
  • Published 2001
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • Within the endemic invertebrate faunas of hydrothermal vents, five biogeographic provinces are recognized. Invertebrates at two Indian Ocean vent fields (Kairei and Edmond) belong to a sixth province, despite ecological settings and invertebrate-bacterial symbioses similar to those of both western Pacific and Atlantic vents. Most organisms found at these Indian Ocean vent fields have evolutionary affinities with western Pacific vent faunas, but a shrimp that ecologically dominates Indian Ocean… CONTINUE READING
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