Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Antea
Ship owner IRD
Dates 11/05/2010 - 19/06/2010
Chief scientist(s) BOUCHET Philippe , PEREZ Thierry , LE GALL Line


57, Rue Cuvier

75005 PARIS

+33 (0)1

DOI 10.17600/10110040

The "Grand Sud" area in Madagascar is a remarkable temperate marine enclave within a tropical province. From the early 1990s, shell collector discover several dozen new species in the region, mainly collected at the tide marks on the coast or as by-products from the villager's spiny lobster fisheries in shallow water from 5 to 30 metres deep. These discoveries prove the originality of the region and that it has hardly been explored. Its special hydroclimatic context could indicate the existence of a significantly endemic zone. These discoveries are located on the coasts of the Anosy and Androy regions of Madagascar, which the Madagascans called "Grand Sud", or Atimo Vatae, which gave the cruise its name. The cruise on RV Antéa cruise was an integral part of an expedition which had three other parts: (i) a leg on shore based at Fort Dauphin, followed by (ii) a leg on shore at Lavanono, with an imitation maritime laboratory and means for collecting/harvesting on dives operating within a radius of one to two hours from the base; (iii) a leg on board the shrimper Nosy Be 11 with the objective of trawling to explore the continental shelf below depths accessible on dives. Thus RV Antéa was used for sampling on dives in the sectors furthest from the onshore bases of Fort Dauphin and Lavanono. The expected results were an inventory of remarkable biodiversity between depths of 0 and 30 metres, discovering new species, characterization by bar coding of most of the samples taken and describing the main benthic communities and large biogeographic units. A special local partnership with a large NGO should enable tools to transfer knowledge to be created to ensure better conservation of the biodiversity of this ecoregion.



Hun Boo Ga, Leliaert Frederik, Le Gall Line, Coppejans Eric, de Clerck Olivier, Van Nguyen Tu, Payri Claude E., Miller Kathy Ann, Yoon Hwan Su (2022). Ancient Tethyan Vicariance and Long-Distance Dispersal Drive Global Diversification and Cryptic Speciation in the Red Seaweed Pterocladiella. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, 849476 (17p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Rodríguez-Flores P.C., Macpherson E., Schnabel K., Ahyong S.T., Corbari L., Machordom A. (2022). Depth as a driver of evolution and diversification of ancient squat lobsters (Decapoda, Galatheoidea, Phylladiorhynchus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 171, 107467 (19p.).

Lagourgue Laura, Leliaert Frederik, Payri Claude E. (2022). Historical biogeographical analysis of the Udoteaceae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) elucidates origins of high species diversity in the Central Indo-Pacific, Western Indian Ocean and Greater Caribbean regions. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 169, 107412 (12p.).

Lagourgue Laura, Payri Claude E. (2022). Large scale diversity reassessment, evolutionary history, and taxonomic revision of the green macroalgae family Udoteaceae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Journal Of Systematics And Evolution, 60(1), 101-127. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Lunina Anastasiia A., Kulagin Dmitry N., Vereshchaka Alexander L. (2021). Phylogenetic revision of the shrimp genera Ephyrina, Meningodora and Notostomus (Acanthephyridae: Caridea). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 193(3), 1002-1019.

Vieira Christophe, Rasoamanendrika Faravavy A., Zubia Mayalen, Bolton John J., Anderson Robert J., Engelen Aschwin H., D'Hondt Sofie, Leliaert Frederik, Payri Claude, Kawai Hiroshi, de Clerck Olivier (2021). Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) from the western Indian Ocean: diversity and biogeography. South African Journal Of Botany, 142, 230-246.

Vereshchaka Alexander, Kulagin Dmitry, Lunina Anastasia (2021). A New Shrimp Genus (Crustacea: Decapoda) from the Deep Atlantic and an Unusual Cleaning Mechanism of Pelagic Decapods. Diversity, 13(11), 536 (14p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Hanafi-Portier Melissa, Samadi Sarah, Corbari Laure, Chan Tin-Yam, Chen Wei-Jen, Chen Jhen-Nien, Lee Mao-Ying, Mah Christopher, Saucède Thomas, Borremans CatherineORCID, Olu KarineORCID (2021). When Imagery and Physical Sampling Work Together: Toward an Integrative Methodology of Deep-Sea Image-Based Megafauna Identification. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 749078 (25p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Rodriguez-Flores Paula C., Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2021). Revision of the squat lobsters of the genus Phylladiorhynchus Baba, 1969 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) with the description of 41 new species. Zootaxa, 5008(1), 1-159. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Hallan Anders, Criscione Francesco, Fedosov Alexander, Puillandre Nicolas (2021). Few and far apart: integrative taxonomy of Australian species of Gladiobela and Pagodibela (Conoidea : Raphitomidae) reveals patterns of wide distributions and low abundance. Invertebrate Systematics, 35(2), 181-202.

Fraussen Koen, Galindo Lee Ann, Rosado Jose (2020). Deep-water Photinae (Gastropoda: Nassariidae) from eastern Africa, with descriptions of five new species. European Journal Of Taxonomy, 720, 144-169. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Zaharias Paul, Kantor Yuri, I, Fedosov Alexander E., Criscione Francesco, Hallan Anders, Kano Yasunori, Bardin Jeremie, Puillandre Nicolas (2020). Just the once will not hurt: DNA suggests species lumping over two oceans in deep-sea snails (Cryptogemma). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 190(2), 532-557. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Fedosov A. E., Puillandre N. (2020). Integrative taxonomy of the Clavus canalicularis species complex (Drilliidae, Conoidea, Gastropoda) with description of four new species. Molluscan Research, 40(3), 251-266.

Modica Maria Vittoria, Gorson Juliette, Fedosov Alexander E., Malcolm Gavin, Terryn Yves, Puillandre Nicolas, Holford Mande (2020). Macroevolutionary Analyses Suggest That Environmental Factors, Not Venom Apparatus, Play Key Role in Terebridae Marine Snail Diversification. Systematic Biology, 69(3), 413-430. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Kantor Yuri I, Puillandre Nicolas, Bouchet Philippe (2020). The challenge of integrative taxonomy of rare, deep-water gastropods: the genus Exilia (Neogastropoda: Turbinelloidea: Ptychatractidae). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 86(2), 120-138.

Fedosov Alexander E., Gutierrez Manuel Caballer, Buge Barbara, Sorokin Pavel, V, Puillandre Nicolas, Bouchet Philippe (2019). Mapping the missing branch on the neogastropod tree of life: molecular phylogeny of marginelliform gastropods. Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 85(4), 440-452. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Fedosov Alexander E., Malcolm Gavin, Terryn Yves, Gorson Juliette, Modica Maria Vittoria, Holford Mande, Puillandre Nicolas (2019). Phylogenetic classification of the family Terebridae (Neogastropoda: Conoidea). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 85, 359-387. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Phuong Mark A., Alfaro Michael E., Mahardika Gusti N., Marwoto Ristiyanti M., Prabowo Romanus Edy, von Rintelen Thomas, Vogt Philipp W. H., Hendricks Jonathan R., Puillandre Nicolas (2019). Lack of Signal for the Impact of Conotoxin Gene Diversity on Speciation Rates in Cone Snails. Systematic Biology, 68(5), 781-796. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Cunha Tauana Junqueira, Lemer Sarah, Bouchet Philippe, Kano Yasunori, Giribet Gonzalo (2019). Putting keyhole limpets on the map: phylogeny and biogeography of the globally distributed marine family Fissurellidae (Vetigastropoda, Mollusca). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 135, 249-269.

Uribe Juan E., Irisarri Iker, Templado José, Zardoya Rafael (2019). New patellogastropod mitogenomes help counteracting long-branch attraction in the deep phylogeny of gastropod mollusks. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 133, 12-23.

Fassio Giulia, Modica Maria Vittoria, Alvaro Maria Chiara, Buge Barbara, Salvi Daniele, Oliverio Marco, Schiaparelli Stefano (2019). An Antarctic flock under the Thorson's rule: Diversity and larval development of Antarctic Velutinidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 132, 1-13. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Strong Ellen, Puillandre Nicolas, Beu Alan, Castelin Magalie, Bouchet Philippe (2019). Frogs and tuns and tritons - A molecular phylogeny and revised family classification of the predatory gastropod superfamily Tonnoidea (Caenogastropoda). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 130, 18-34.

Houart Roland, Heros Virginie, Zuccon Dario (2019). Description of Two New Species of Dermomurex (Gastropoda: Muricidae) with a Review of Dermomurex (Takia) in the Indo-West Pacific. Venus (Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan), 78(1-2), 1-25. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Mah Christopher L. (2018). New genera, species and occurrence records of Goniasteridae (Asteroidea; Echinodermata) from the Indian Ocean. Zootaxa, 4539(1), 1-116.

Abdelkrim Jawad, Aznar-Cormano Laetitia, Fedosov Alexander E., Kantor Yuri I., Lozouet Pierre, Phuong Mark A., Zaharias Paul, Puillandre Nicolas (2018). Exon-Capture-Based Phylogeny and Diversification of the Venomous Gastropods (Neogastropoda, Conoidea). Molecular Biology And Evolution, 35(10), 2355-2374. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Fedosov Alexander, Puillandre Nicolas, Herrmann Manfred, Kantor Yuri, Oliverio Marco, Dgebuadze Polina, Modica Maria Vittoria, Bouchet Philippe (2018). The collapse of Mitra: molecular systematics and morphology of the Mitridae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 183(2), 253-337.

Taylor John D., Glover Emily A. (2018). Hanging on — lucinid bivalve survivors from the Paleocene and Eocene in the western Indian Ocean (Bivalvia: Lucinidae). Zoosystema, 40(2), 123-142. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Kantor Yuri I., Fedosov Alexander E., Snyder Martin Avery, Bouchet Philippe (2018). Pseudolatirus Bellardi, 1884 revisited, with the description of two new genera and five new species (Neogastropoda: Fasciolariidae). European Journal Of Taxonomy, 433, 1-57. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Kantor Yu. I., Fedosov A. E., Puillandre N., Bonillo C., Bouchet P. (2017). Returning to the roots: morphology, molecular phylogeny and classification of the Olivoidea (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 180(3), 493-541. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Chan Benny Kwok Kan, Corbari Laure, Moreno Paula A. Rodriguez, Tsang Ling Ming (2017). Molecular phylogeny of the lower acorn barnacle families (Bathylasmatidae, Chionelasmatidae, Pachylasmatidae and Waikalasmatidae) (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) with evidence for revisions in family classification. Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 180(3), 542-555.

Puillandre Nicolas, Tenorio Manuel J. (2017). A question of rank: DNA sequences and radula characters reveal a new genus of cone snails (Gastropoda: Conidae). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 83(2), 200-210. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Galindo Lee Ann, Kool Hugo H., Dekker Henk (2017). Review of the Nassarius pauperus (Gould, 1850) complex (Nassariidae): Part 3, reinstatement of the genus Reticunassa, with the description of six new species. European Journal Of Taxonomy, 275, 1-43. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Sabroux Romain, Corbari Laure, Krapp Franz, Bonillo Celine, Le Prieur Stepahnie, Hassanin Alexandre (2017). Biodiversity and phylogeny of Ammotheidae (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida). European Journal Of Taxonomy, 286, 1-33. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Uribe Juan E., Puillandre Nicolas, Zardoya Rafael (2017). Beyond Conus: Phylogenetic relationships of Conidae based on complete mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 107, 142-151.

Taylor John D., Glover Emily A., Smith Lisa, Ikebe Chiho, Williams Suzanne T. (2016). New molecular phylogeny of Lucinidae: increased taxon base with focus on tropical Western Atlantic species (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Zootaxa, 4196(3), 381-398.

Rosler Anja, Perfectti Francisco, Pena Viviana, Carlos Braga Juan (2016). Phylogenetic relationships of corallinaceae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): taxonomic implications for reef-building corallines. Journal Of Phycology, 52(3), 412-431.

Galindo Lee Ann, Puillandre Nicolas, Utge Jose, Lozouet Pierre, Bouchet Philippe (2016). The phylogeny and systematics of the Nassariidae revisited (Gastropoda, Buccinoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 99, 337-353.

Bitner Maria Aleksandra, Logan Alan (2016). Recent Brachiopoda from the Mozambique-Madagascar area, western Indian Ocean. Zoosystema, 38(1), 5-41.

Fedosov Alexander, Puillandre Nicolas, Kantor Yuri, Bouchet Philippe (2015). Phylogeny and systematics of mitriform gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 175(2), 336-359. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Steen Frederique, Vieira Christophe, Leliaert Frederik, Payri E. Claude, de Clerck Olivier (2015). Biogeographic affinities of Dictyotales from Madagascar: a phylogenetic approach. Cryptogamie Algologie, 36(2), 129-141.

Mattio Lydiane, Bolton John J., Anderson Robert J. (2015). Contribution to the revision of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Madagascar using morphological and molecular data. Cryptogamie Algologie, 36(2), 143-169.

Verbruggen Heroen, Costa Joana F. (2015). Molecular survey of Codium species diversity in southern Madagascar. Cryptogamie Algologie, 36(2), 171-187.

Boo Ga Hun, Le Gall Line, Rousseau Florence, de Reviers Bruno, Coppejans Eric, Anderson Robert, Boo Sung Min (2015). Phylogenetic relationships of Gelidiella (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Madagascar with a description of Gelidiella incrassata sp nov. Cryptogamie Algologie, 36(2), 219-237.

Manghisi Antonio, Morabito Marina, Boo Ga Hun, Boo Sung Min, Bonillo Celine, de Clerck Olivier, Le Gall Line (2015). Two novel species of Yonagunia (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) were uncovered in the South of Madagascar during the Atimo-Vatae Expedition. Cryptogamie Algologie, 36(2), 199-217.

Le Gall Line, Pena Viviana, Gey Delphine, Manghisi Antonio, Dennetiere Bruno, de Reviers Bruno, Rousseau Florence (2015). A new species of Stenogramma was uncovered Indian Ocean during the expedition Atimo Vatae: Stenogramma lamyi sp nov. Cryptogamie Algologie, 36(2), 189-198.

Puillandre Nicolas, Stoecklin Reto, Favreau Philippe, Bianchi Estelle, Perret Frederic, Rivasseau Audrey, Limpalaer Loic, Monnier Eric, Bouchet Philippe (2014). When everything converges: Integrative taxonomy with shell, DNA and venomic data reveals Conus conco, a new species of cone snails (Gastropoda: Conoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 80, 186-192.

Puillandre N., Bouchet P., Duda T. F., Jr., Kauferstein S., Kohn A. J., Olivera B. M., Watkins M., Meyer C. (2014). Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the cone snails (Gastropoda, Conoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 78, 290-303. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Galindo L. A., Puillandre Nicolas, Strong Ellen E., Bouchet Philippe (2014). Using microwaves to prepare gastropods for DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14(4), 700-705.

Taylor John D., Glover Emily A., Williams Suzanne T. (2014). Diversification of chemosymbiotic bivalves: origins and relationships of deeper water Lucinidae. Biological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 111(2), 401-420. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Kantor Yuri, Lozouet Pierre, Puillandre Nicolas, Bouchet Philippe (2014). Lost and found: The Eocene family Pyramimitridae (Neogastropoda) discovered in the Recent fauna of the Indo-Pacific. Zootaxa, 3754(3), 239-276.

Garcia-Varela Martin, Perez-Ponce De Leon Gerardo, Aznar Francisco J., Nadler Steven A. (2013). Phylogenetic relationship among genera of Polymorphidae (Acanthocephala), inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 68(2), 176-184.

Holleman Wouter, Connell Allan D., Carpenter Kent E. (2013). Caesio xanthalytos, a new species of fusilier (Perciformes: Caesionidae) from the Western Indian Ocean, with records of range extensions for several species of Caesionidae. Zootaxa, 3702(3), 262-272.

Kou Qi, Li Xinzheng, Chan Tin-Yam, Chu Ka Hou, Huang Hui, Gan Zhibin (2013). Phylogenetic relationships among genera of the Periclimenes complex (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pontoniinae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 68(1), 14-22.

Puckridge Melody, Andreakis Nikos, Appleyard Sharon A., Ward Robert D. (2013). Cryptic diversity in flathead fishes (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) across the Indo-West Pacific uncovered by DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13(1), 32-42.

Kaga Tatsuya, Heemstra Elaine (2013). First record of a rare sand whiting, Sillago caudicula (Perciformes: Sillaginidae), from Madagascar. Marine Biology Research, 9(3), 332-336.

Houart Roland, Heros Virginie (2013). Description of new Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) collected during the ATIMO VATAE expedition to Madagascar "Deep South". Zoosystema, 35(4), 503-523. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Tsang Ling Ming, Achituv Yair, Chu Ka Hou, Chan Benny Kwok Kan (2012). Zoogeography of Intertidal Communities in the West Indian Ocean as Determined by Ocean Circulation Systems: Patterns from the Tetraclita Barnacles. Plos One, 7(9), e45120. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Castelin M., Puillandre Nicolas, Kantor Yu. I., Modica M. V., Terryn Y., Cruaud C., Bouchet P., Holford M. (2012). Macroevolution of venom apparatus innovations in auger snails (Gastropoda; Conoidea; Terebridae). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 64(1), 21-44. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Fedosov Alexander E., Puillandre Nicolas (2012). Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Kermia–Pseudodaphnella (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Raphitomidae) genus complex: a remarkable radiation via diversification of larval development. Systematics And Biodiversity, 10(4), 447-477.

References of Articles published in other Periodicals or Scientific Works acclaimed in the Field

Houart Roland, Zuccon Dario, Puillandre Nicolas (2019). Description of new genera and new species of Ergalataxinae (Gastropoda: Muricidae). Novapex, 20(HS12), 1-52.

Monnier Eric, Tenorio Manuel J., Bouchet Philippe, Puillandre Nicolas (2018). The cones (Gastropoda) from Madagascar “Deep South”: composition, endemism and new taxa. XENOPHORA TAXONOMY, (19), 24-75.

OKANISHI M. & FUJITA T. 2014, A taxonomic review of the genus Asterostegus (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea), with the description of a new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 76: 1?18.

CASTRO P., 2013. Brachyuran crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura: Crossotonotidae, Ethusidae, Euryplacidae, Goneplacidae, Latreilliidae, Palicidae, Tetraliidae, Trapeziidae), of the MAINBAZA, MIRIKI, and ATIMO VATAE expeditions to the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar. In: S. Ahyong et al. (eds), Tropical Deep?Sea Benthos 27. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 204: 437?466.

HOUART R., 2013. Revised classification of a group of small species of Cytharomorula Kuroda, 1953 (Muricidae: Ergalataxinae) from the Indo?West Pacific. Novapex 14(2): 25?34.

TER POORTEN J., 2013. ? Revision of the Recent species of the genus Nemocardium Meek, 1876 (Bivalvia, Cardiidae), with the descriptions of three new species. Basteria 77(4?6): 45?73.

Herbert D. G. (2012). A revision of the Chilodontidae (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Seguenzioidea) of southern Africa and the south-western Indian Ocean. African Invertebrates, 53(2), 381-502.

Monniot Francoise (2012). Some ascidians from the southern coast of Madagascar collected during the "AtimoVatae" survey. Zootaxa, (3197), 1-42.

References of Articles published in periodicals and magazines for the general public

20 Minutes, 28/06/2010

AFP Mondial, 25/06/2010

CNN, 29/07/2010

Europe 1 - La question environnement du jour, 1/04/2010

France 2 - JT 20H, 2 diffusion en juilet 2010

France 2 - Télématin, 02/08/2010

France Culture - Continent Sciences, 12/07/2010

France Culture - La Marche des Sciences, 27/06/2010

France Info - Les Aventuriers, 3/07/2010

France Inter - La tête au carré, 18/05/2010

France Ô - Info Afrique, 17/06/2010

France Ô - Journal de Mayotte, 16/06/2010

France Ô - Zoom Afrique, 28/06/2010

L'Express de Madagascar, 29/06/2010

LCI - Bougez Vert, 15/01/2010

La Croix Sciences & éthique, 29/06/2010

Le Figaro Magazine, 22/05/2010

Le Journal de L'Aveyron, 2/01/2010

Le Journal de Saône et Loire, 3/01/2010

Le Journal de l?Ile de la Réunion , 22/07/2010

Le Journal du CNRS, 1/02/2010

Les Echos, 16/07/2010

Madagascar Matin, 20/05/2010

National Géographic, 1/01/2010

Nous Deux, 1/02/2010

Océan Indien Magazine , 1/04/2010

Ouest France, 26/06/2010

Panda Magazine, 1/03/2010

Pèlerin, 11/03/2010

RFI - C'est pas du vent, 10/05/2010

RFI - Journaux Antenne Afrique, 11/07/2010

RFI - Microméga, 25/06/2010

RTL - C'est notre Planète, 23/06/2010

Radio Classique - Journal de 8h00, 27/06/2010

Rustica, 6/01/2010

Sciences & Vie - Hors-Série, 1/03/2010

Sciences et Avenir, 1/06/2010

TV5 Monde - Le Journal d'Afrique, 17/06/2010

TV5 Monde - Le Journal, 17/06/2010

Ushuaïa, 1/01/2010

Wapiti, 1/01/2010

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Direct Matin Plus, 29/10/2009

Environnement Magazine, 1/11/2009

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France Info - Info sciences, 27/10/2009

France Info - L'environnement, 7/11/2009

France Inter - CO2 mon amour, 7/11/2009

France Inter - Inter treize, 27/10/2009

L'Ardennais, 1/11/2009

L'Echo Républicain, 22/11/2009

L'Union, 1/11/2009

L'Yonne Républicaine, 27/10/2009

La Croix , 27/10/2009

Le Bien Public Les Dépêches, 28/10/2009

Le Courrier de la Nature, 1/05/2009

Le Journal de L'Ile de la Réunion, 21/10/2009

Le Monde, 24/10/2009

Le Point, 5/11/2009

RFI - Le quotidien de la mer, 1/12/2009

RFI - Reportage, 1/11/2009

Science & Vie, 1/12/2009

Science et Avenir, 1/12/2009

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References of International Seminar Communications

Obura, D.O., Church, J.E. and Gabrié, C. (2012). Assessing Marine World Heritage from an Ecosystem Perspective: The Western Indian Ocean. World Heritage Centre, United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 124 pp.

References of the Described New Species (faunal, floral, microorganisms), locations where the holotypes were stored

Asterostegus sabineae Okanishi & Fujita, 2014

Hortia solitaria Kantor, Lozouet, Puillandre & Bouchet, 2014

Caesio xanthalytos Holleman, Connel & Carpenter, 2013

Chicoreus kantori Houart & Héros, 2013

Dermomurex charlesi Houart & Héros, 2013

Ethusa pintada Castro, 2013

Favartia fournierae Houart & Héros, 2013

Favartia tantelyi Houart & Héros, 2013

Naquetia manwaii Houart & Héros, 2013

Nemocardium fulvum ter Poorten, 2013

Semiricinula bozzettii Houart & Héros, 2013

Monniotus spica Monniot, 2012

Aplidium boucheti Monniot, 2012

Aplidium hestia Monniot, 2012

Aplidium minithorax Monniot, 2012

Eudistoma pustulosum Monniot, 2012

Polycitorella graphicum Monniot, 2012

Polyclinum pedicellatum Monniot, 2012

Polyclinum tingens Monniot, 2012

Pseudodaphnella nympha Fedosov & Puillandre, 2012

Pseudodaphnella sudafricana Fedosov & Puillandre, 2012

Vaceuchelus jayorum Herbert, 2012