Distribution of Hydrothermal Alvinocaridid Shrimps

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The aim of this study is to review of our knowledge about distribution of recently known species of vent shrimps and to analyze factors influencing distribution patterns. Analyses are based upon (1) original material taken during eight cruises in the Atlantic Ocean (a total of 5861 individuals) and (2) available literature data from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Vent shrimps have two patterns of the species ranges: local (single vent site) and regional (three - six vent sites). Pacific species ranges are mainly of the local type and the Atlantic species ranges are of the regional type. The regional type of species ranges may be associated with channels providing easy larval dispersal (rift valleys, trenches), while the local type is characteristic for other areas. Specialization of a shrimp genus to extreme vent habitats leads to two effects: (1) an increase in the number of vent fields inhabited by the genus and (2) a decrease of species number within the genus.

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Lunina AA, Vereshchaka AL (2014). Data from: Distribution of Hydrothermal Alvinocaridid Shrimps: Effect of Geomorphology and Specialization to Extreme Biotopes. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 13 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=bythograeidae released on June 20, 2015.


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Occurrence; Observation


Anastasia Lunina
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Laboratory of structure and dynamics of plankton communities
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences
Kevin Mackay
  • Metadata Provider
Marine Database Manager
Private Bag 14-901
6241 Kilbirnie

Geographic Coverage

Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans

Bounding Coordinates South West [-37.783, -12.372], North East [45.483, 49.65]

Taxonomic Coverage

Hydrothermal Alvinocaridid Shrimps

Family Alvinocarididae

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Lunina AA, Vereshchaka AL (2014) Distribution of Hydrothermal Alvinocaridid Shrimps: Effect of Geomorphology and Specialization to Extreme Biotopes. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092802

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