Review on the distribution and biology of Antarctic Monoplacophora, with first abyssal record of Laevipilina antarctica

@article{Schrdl2006ReviewOT,
  title={Review on the distribution and biology of Antarctic Monoplacophora, with first abyssal record of Laevipilina antarctica},
  author={Michael Schr{\"o}dl and Katrin Linse and Enrico Schwabe},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={721-727}
}
Records of extant Monoplacophora are still scarce, often limited to single specimens or empty shells. Little is known about monoplacophoran diversity, distribution and biology. This study summarizes the present distributional knowledge of all Antarctic monoplacophorans, adding new records from the Eastern Weddell Sea. The record of Laevipilina antarctica from over 3,000 m depth extends its previously known bathymetrical range from 210 to 644 m down to abyssal depths. Special symbiosis with… 
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