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Deep-sea glass sponges (Hexactinellida) from polymetallic nodule fields in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ), northeastern Pacific: Part I – Amphidiscophora

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Abstract

The Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) in the northeastern Pacific is the world’s largest area for potential deep-sea mining of polymetallic nodules. Furthermore, it is one of the largest, most remote and least investigated ecosystems worldwide. Sponges (Porifera) represent one of the main groups of benthic deep-sea megafauna. This is the first study on taxonomy of amphidiscophorid sponges from polymetallic nodule fields in the CCFZ, and includes descriptions of six known and three new species: Hyalonema (Onconema) clarioni sp. nov., Hyalonema (Prionema) breviradix sp. nov. and Poliopogon microuncinata sp. nov.

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The EcoResponse cruise with the R/V Sonne was financed by the German Ministry of Education and Science BMBF as a contribution to the European project JPI-Oceans “Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining”. The authors acknowledge funding from BMBF under contract 03F0707E. Furthermore, we want to thank Prof. Dr. Jens Greinert and M.Sc. Florian Gausepohl (GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel) for support with station maps.

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This article is registered in ZooBank under urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4ACB6D77-D096-4915-B6B3-B46C9F88A9B4

Hyalonema (Onconema) clarioni sp. nov. is registered in ZooBank under urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:42AA1099-D80A-4AE5-A915-C0A13817C004

Hyalonema (Prionema) breviradix sp. nov. is registered in ZooBank under urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:E3BA1072-6E1A-4A59-AAE0-D32B41520DDE

Poliopogon microuncinata sp. nov. is registered in ZooBank under urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:B5533D35-195F-41CE-A234-51972C70265E

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Kersken, D., Janussen, D. & Martínez Arbizu, P. Deep-sea glass sponges (Hexactinellida) from polymetallic nodule fields in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ), northeastern Pacific: Part I – Amphidiscophora. Mar Biodiv 48, 545–573 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0727-y

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Keywords

  • Deep-sea sponges
  • Deep-sea mining
  • Polymetallic nodules
  • Hyalonema
  • Poliopogon