Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, Volume 31: Deep-Sea Crustaceans from Papua New Guinea (Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle #31) (Hardcover)

Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, Volume 31: Deep-Sea Crustaceans from Papua New Guinea (Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle #31) By Laure Corbari (Editor), Shane T. Ahyong (Editor), Tin-Yam Chan (Editor) Cover Image
By Laure Corbari (Editor), Shane T. Ahyong (Editor), Tin-Yam Chan (Editor)
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Description


Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, a continuation of Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, is a series dedicated to the inventory and description of the deep-sea fauna of the world, with special emphasis on the most extensive, yet remote and least explored, region—the Indo-West Pacific. The comprehensive series of marine expeditions undertaken by the French National Museum of Natural History and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) continue to collect many new, strange, and sometimes colorful crustaceans. The present volume includes for the first time results from recent expeditions off Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea always had a special place in the heart of marine biologists. Firstly, but barely explored during the expedition of the Challenger (1875), deep-sea fauna from Papua New Guinea remained a gap of knowledge until the recent series of expeditions launched by the museum: to Biopapua (2010), Papua Niugini (2012), Madeep (2014) and Kavieng (2014). From these expeditions’ amazing samplings of benthic fauna, an international network of naturalists and taxonomists, federated around the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos program, has described since 2012 more than 258 new species of mollusks, fishes, sea spiders, corals, and crustaceans. This special Papua New Guinea volume comprises descriptions and new occurrences for more than 360 species including cirripeds, crabs, armored shrimps, ghost shrimps, and squat lobsters. Many are illustrated with spectacular color images of freshly caught specimens. With forty-four new species of crustaceans described in this volume, more than three hundred new marine species will have been discovered around Papua New Guinea and its satellite islands.

About the Author


Laure Corbari is a research scientist at the French National Museum of Natural History.

Shane T. Ahyong is a senior research scientist at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Tin-Yam Chan is professor in the Institute of Marine Biology at the National Taiwan Ocean University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9782856539132
ISBN-10: 2856539130
Publisher: French National Museum Natural History
Publication Date: February 15th, 2021
Pages: 481
Series: Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle