LITHISTIDE

Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Alis
Ship owner IRD
Dates 09/08/1999 (Noumea) - 12/08/1999 (Noumea)
Chief scientist(s) RICHER DE FORGES Bertrand

IRD CENTRE DE NOUMEA

BP A5

98848 NOUMEA CEDEX

(+687) 26 10 00

nouvelle-caledonie@ird.fr

http://nouvelle-caledonie.ird.fr/

DOI 10.17600/99100080
Objective In the framework of the Marine substances of biological interest programme, some fifteen metabolites isolated from lithistid sponges were isolated and showed strong antitumoral and antiviral activity. The cruise's objective is to collect sponges from this family again along Norfolk Ridge and directly isolate symbiont microorganisms on board. In spite of losing one day of the mission, the results were excellent, with about 25 organisms collected. The related programmes are: Dept. CVD - UR7, vector-borne diseases, natural substances programme.

Bibliography

Publications

Ho H. -C., Seret Bernard, Shao K. -T. (2011). Records of anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae) from the western South Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of two new species. Journal Of Fish Biology, 79(7), 1722-1745. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03106.x

Bouchet P., Kantor Yu. I., Sysoev A., Puillandre N. (2011). A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 77, 273-308. http://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyr017

Li Xinzheng, Bruce Alexander J. (2006). Further Indo-West Pacific palaemonoid shrimps (Crustacea : Decapoda : Palaemonoidea), principally from the New Caledonian region. Journal Of Natural History, 40(11-12), 611-738. http://doi.org/10.1080/00222930600763627

Norman Md, Hochberg Fg, Boucher-Rodoni R (2005). A revision of the deep-water octopus genus Scaeurgus (Cephalopoda : Octopodidae) with description of three new species from the southwest Pacific Ocean. Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 71(4), 319-337. http://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyi033