Polar Biology

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 137–146

A new species of the genus Paralomis (Crustacea: Decapoda: Lithodidae) from the Spiess seamount near Bouvet Island (Southern Ocean), with notes on habitat and ecology

  • Vassily Spiridonov
  • Michael Türkay
  • Wolf E. Arntz
  • Sven Thatje
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-005-0087-0

Cite this article as:
Spiridonov, V., Türkay, M., Arntz, W.E. et al. Polar Biol (2006) 29: 137. doi:10.1007/s00300-005-0087-0


A new species of the genus Paralomis, Paralomis elongata, has been collected from the Spiess seamount near Bouvet Island in the Southern Ocean. The species shows close affinity with P. anamerae Macpherson, 1988, from the Patagonian Shelf, P. africana Macpherson, 1987, from the south-western African shelf, and P. aculeata Henderson, 1888, from Crozet Islands. Morphological differences among the species and ecological characteristics are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vassily Spiridonov
    • 1
    • 5
  • Michael Türkay
    • 2
  • Wolf E. Arntz
    • 3
  • Sven Thatje
    • 4
  1. 1.Zoological Museum of Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Forschungsinstitut SenckenbergFrankfurt a. M.Germany
  3. 3.Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  4. 4.National Oceanography Centre, SouthamptonSchool of Ocean and Earth ScienceSouthamptonUK
  5. 5.Laboratory of Coastal EcosystemsP.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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