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NameFRICKE H., GIERE O., STETTER K., ALFREDSSON G.A., KRISTJANSSON J.K., STOFFERS P., SVAVARSSON J., (1989). Hydrothermal vent communities at the shallow subpolar mid-Atlantic ridge. Marine Biology 102: 425-429
Type Publication
NoteNeMys doc_id: 18001
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AbstractA new type of animal community has been found near hot vents in the subpolar Atlantic at 100 to 106 m depth off Kolbeinsey on the Jan-Mayen ridge. Incubation of high temperature fluids yielded cultures of undescribed hyperthermophilic eu- and archaebacteria, growing in a temperature range between 70 ~ and 110 ~ depending on the isolates. Bacteria are closely related to species occurring within deep sea hydrothermal areas. In contrast to deep-sea vent sites of the Mid-Atlantic and other oceans, the Kolbeinsey macroand meiofauna consists of species reported from non-vent areas in the boreal Atlantic and adjacent polar seas. The most abundant forms are a solitary hydroid polyp and two sponges. Kolbeinsey is an isolated and young area of hydrothermal activity at relatively low depth and in highly productive waters; these findings could indicate a model for an early evolutionary step towards the formation of a genuine specialized vent community.
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnticoma acuminata (Eberth, 1863) Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDesmodora communis (B├╝tschli, 1874) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEnoplus communis Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeochromadora poecilosoma (de Man, 1893) Micoletzky, 1924 (additional source)
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2014-06-18 16:05:08Z  created  Vanaverbeke, Jan
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