The First Discovery of Pogonophora (Annelida, Siboglinidae) in the East Siberian Sea Coincides with the Areas of Methane Seeps.

  title={The First Discovery of Pogonophora (Annelida, Siboglinidae) in the East Siberian Sea Coincides with the Areas of Methane Seeps.},
  author={Nadezda Karaseva and Nadezhda N. Rimskaya-Korsakova and Irina A Ekimova and Valentin Kokarev and M. I. Simakov and Mikhail Gantsevich and V. V. Malakhov},
  journal={Doklady biological sciences : proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological sciences sections},
  volume={501 1},
Pogonophora or siboglinid tubeworms (Annelida, Siboglinidae) have been found in the East Siberian Sea for the first time. On the basis of the results of molecular phylogenetic analysis, the found specimens are presumably assigned to the genus Oligobrachia. The stations where the siboglinid tubeworms have been found are located in the area of methane seeps. This confirms the previously stated hypothesis about relationship of siboglinid tubeworm distribution with the areas of underwater methane… 
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