Deep-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia from Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Aug 8, 2018 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

A total of 134 Recent species of azooxanthellate Scleractinia are reported from the Vanuatu (116 species) and Wallis and Futuna (83 species) Archipelagos, all but one being new records for the region of the tropical central Pacific. The newly reported specimens originate primarily from the MUSORSTUM 7 and 8 expeditions, including approximately 4400 specimens from 227 stations, most of these deeper than 100 m. Within the tropical central Pacific these corals show a strong affinity with those from the ridges and islands north of New Zealand (56 species) and a lessor relationship with the Hawaiian Island fauna (24 species). Other regions in the central Pacific are too poorly know for comparison. Beyond the tropical central Pacific, the Vanuatu/Wallis and Futuna fauna is part of the larger Indo-Polynesian province, sharing 95 (71%) of its species with the tropical western Pacific and 62 species (46%) with the Indian Ocean. Only seven species are found in common with the tropical eastern Pacific and 11 with the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, 43 species from the Vanuatu/Wallis and Futuna Archipelagos are also known from temperate Japan (exclusive of the Ryukyu Islands) and 32 from temperate New Zealand and southern Australia.

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Cairns, S.D. 1999. Cnidaria Anthozoa: Deep-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia from Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Southwestern OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 1056 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=cairns1999corals released on May 2, 2015.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 6241 Kilbirnie Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Stephen Cairns
Principal Investigator
Smithsonian Institute NHB-163, W-329 20560 Washington DC US

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 6241 Kilbirnie Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Geographic Coverage

Vanuatu/Wallis and Futuna Island Archipelagos and tropical central Pacific

Bounding Coordinates South West [-41.05, -156.058], North East [32.417, 120.23]

Taxonomic Coverage

Cnidaria Anthozoa: Deep-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia

Order  Scleractinia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 0029-06-13 / 0017-04-17

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Cairns, S.D. 1999. Cnidaria Anthozoa: Deep-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia from Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. In: A. Crosnier (ed.)Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, Vol 20. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 180: 31-167. Paris ISBN 2-85653-520-8

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 1133cad4-e60c-4d60-8c01-fccd29a5d384
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=cairns1999corals