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Polychaeta from the Vicinity of Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents in the Eastern Pacific. II. New Species and Records from the Juan de Fuca and Explorer Ridge Systems
|Title:||Polychaeta from the Vicinity of Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents in the Eastern Pacific. II. New Species and Records from the Juan de Fuca and Explorer Ridge Systems|
|Authors:||Blake, James A.|
|Issue Date:||Jul 1990|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii Press|
|Citation:||Blake JA, Hilbig B. 1990. Polychaeta from the vicinity of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Eastern Pacific. II. new species and records from the Juan de Fuca and explorer ridge systems. Pac Sci 44(3): 219-253.|
|Abstract:||A total of 15 genera and species distributed in 10 families of
Polychaeta is reported from hydrothermal vent sites on the Juan de Fuca and
Explorer ridges off British Columbia and Washington. One genus and 10 species
are new to science. New taxa include Protomystides verenae (Phyllodocidae),
Nereis piscesae (Nereididae), Hesiodeira glabra and Amphiduros axialensis
(Hesionidae), Sphaerosyllis ridgensis (Syllidae), Ophryotrocha globopalpata and
Parougia wolji (Dorvilleidae), Orbiniella hobsonae and Leitoscoloplos pachybranchiatus
(Orbiniidae), and Nicomache venticola (Maldanidae). The hesionid
Hesiospina vestimentifera and the ampharetid Amphisamytha galapagensis,
previously reported from other eastern Pacific vent sites, are newly recorded. The
scalibregmatid Axiokebuita millsi, previously known from deep-sea locations in
the North Atlantic and Antarctic, is new to the northeastern Pacific. Additional
records of the recently described alvinellid, Paralvinella pandorae, are reported.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 44, Number 3, 1990|
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