Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Alis
Ship owner IRD
Dates 19/09/2001 - 12/10/2001
Chief scientist(s) RICHER DE FORGES Bertrand




(+687) 26 10 00

DOI 10.17600/1100090
Objective Exploration of the deep benthic fauna found in the Solomon Islands archipelago. The area studied was the southern part of the Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal, Malaita, San Cristobal). Zoology, biogeography, ecology



Lin Hsiu-Chin, Cheang Chi-Chiu, Cobari Laure, Kan Chan Benny Kwok (2020). Trans-Pacific genetic differentiation in the deep-water stalked barnacle Scalpellum stearnsii (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Scalpellidae). Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers, 164, 103359 (10p.).

Rodríguez‐flores Paula C., Buckley David, Macpherson Enrique, Corbari Laure, Machordom Annie (2020). Deep‐sea squat lobster biogeography (Munidopsidae: Leiogalathea ) unveils Tethyan vicariance and evolutionary patterns shared by shallow‐water relatives. Zoologica Scripta, 49(3), 340-356.

Rodriguez-Flores Paula C., Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2019). Revision of the squat lobsters of the genus Leiogalathea Baba, 1969 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Munidopsidae) with the description of 15 new species. Zootaxa, 4560(2), 201-256.

Lemaitre Rafael, Listyo Rahayu Dwi, Komai Tomoyuki (2018). A revision of "blanket-hermit crabs" of the genus Paguropsis Henderson, 1888, with the description of a new genus and five new species (Crustacea, Anomura, Diogenidae). Zookeys, (752), 17-97. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Yang Chien-Hui, Chan Tin-Yam, Kumar Appukuttannair Biju (2018). The deep-sea commercial caridean shrimp, Heterocarpus woodmasoni (Crustacea: Decapoda: Panalidae), with description of a new species from the western Pacific Ocean. Bulletin Of Marine Science, 94(1), 85-99.

Poore Gary C. B., Dworschak Peter C. (2018). The Eiconaxius cristagalli species complex (Decapoda, Axiidea, Axiidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 77, 105-120. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Pante Eric, France Scott C., Gey Delphine, Cruaud Corinne, Samadi Sarah (2015). An inter-ocean comparison of coral endemism on seamounts: the case of Chrysogorgia. Journal Of Biogeography, 42(10), 1907-1918.

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.

Galil Bella S. (2013). On a collection of Polychelidae from Papua New Guinea (Crustacea, Decapoda, Polychelida). Zoosystema, 35(4), 495-502.

Cabezas Patricia, Sanmartin Isabel, Paulay Gustav, Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2012). Deep under the sea : unraveling the evolutionary history of the deep-sea squat lobster paramunida (Decapoda, munididae). Evolution, 66(6), 1878-1896.

Brosseau Olivier, Murienne Jerome, Pichon Delphine, Vidal Nicolas, Eleaume Marc, Ameziane Nadia (2012). Phylogeny of Cidaroida (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 12(2), 155-165.

Yearsley Jon M., Sigwart Julia D. (2011). Larval Transport Modeling of Deep-Sea Invertebrates Can Aid the Search for Undiscovered Populations. Plos One, 6(8), e23063 (10p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Puillandre N., Kantor Yu. I., Sysoev A., Couloux A., Meyer C., Rawlings T., Todd J. A., Bouchet P. (2011). The dragon tamed? A molecular phylogeny of the Conoidea (Gastropoda). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 77, 259-272. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Tavares Marcos, Cleva Régis (2010). Trichopeltariidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura), a new family and superfamily of eubrachyuran crabs with description of one new genus and five new species. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), 50(9), 97-157.

Hall Sally, Thatje Sven (2010). King crabs up-close: ontogenetic changes in ornamentation in the family Lithodidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura), with a focus on the genus Paralomis. Zoosystema, 32(3), 495-524.

Scarabino Victor, Scarabino Fabrizio (2010). A new genus and thirteen new species of Scaphopoda (Mollusca) from the tropical Pacific Ocean. Zoosystema, 32(3), 409-423.

Puillandre Nicolas, Sysoev Alexander V., Olivera Baldomero M., Couloux Arnaud, Bouchet Philippe (2010). Loss of planktotrophy and speciation: geographical fragmentation in the deep-water gastropod genus Bathytoma (Gastropoda, Conoidea) in the western Pacific. Systematics And Biodiversity, 8(3), 371-394.

Kano Yasunori, Chikyu Eri, Waren Anders (2009). Morphological, ecological and molecular characterization of the enigmatic planispiral snail genus Adeuomphalus (Vetigastropoda : Seguenzioidea). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 75(4), 397-418. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Cabezas Patricia, Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2009). Morphological and molecular description of new species of squat lobster (Crustacea: Decapoda: Galatheidae) from the Solomon and Fiji Islands (South-West Pacific). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 156(3), 465-493. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Sigwart Julia D. (2009). The deep-sea chiton Nierstraszella (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Lepidopleurida) in the Indo-West Pacific: taxonomy, morphology and a bizarre ectosymbiont. Journal Of Natural History, 43(7-8), 447-468.

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.

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

Sigwart Julia D., Sirenko Boris I. (2012). Deep-sea chitons from sunken wood in the West Pacific (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Lepidopleurida): taxonomy, distribution, and seven new species. Zootaxa, (3195), 1-38.

Luque Angel A., Geiger Daniel L., Rolan Emilio (2011). A revision of the genus Satondella Bandel, 1998 (Gastropoda, Scissurellidae). Molluscan Research, 31(1), 1-14.

Komai Tomoyuki (2011). Further Records of Deep-sea Shrimps of the Genus Glyphocrangon (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Glyphocrangonidae) from the Southwestern Pacific, with Descriptions of Two New Species. Species Diversity, 16, 113-135.

Cabezas Patricia, Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2010). Taxonomic revision of the genus Paramunida Baba, 1988 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Galatheidae): a morphological and molecular approach. Zootaxa, (2712), 1-60.

Morassi M., Bonfitto A. (2010). New raphitomine gastropods (Gastropoda: Conidae: Raphitominae) from the South-West Pacific. Zootaxa, (2526), 54-68.

Castro Peter, Ng Peter K. L. (2010). Revision of the family Euryplacidae Stimpson, 1871 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Goneplacoidea). Zootaxa, (2375), 1-130.

Yang Chien-Hui, Chan Tin-Yam, Chu Ka Hou (2010). Two new species of the "Heterocarpus gibbosus Bate, 1888" species group (Crustacea: Decapoda: Pandalidae) from the western Pacific and north-western Australia. Zootaxa, (2372), 206-220.

Vilvens Claude (2009). New species and new records of Calliostomatidae (Gastropoda: Trochoidea) from New Caledonia and Solomon Island. Novapex, 10(4), 125-163.

Richer De Forges Bertrand, Ng Peter K. L. (2009). On the majoid genera Oxypleurodon Miers, 1886, and Sphenocarcinus A. Milne-Edwards, 1875 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Epialtidae), with descriptions of two new genera and five new species. Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology, (Suppl. 20), 247-266.

McLaughlin Patsy A., Lemaitre Rafael (2009). A new classification for the Pylochelidae (Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea) and descriptions of new taxa. Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology, (Suppl. 20), 159-231.

Corbera Jordi (2008). New cumacean species (Crustacea : Peracarida) from Salomon islands. Zootaxa, (1743), 17-33.

Bouchet Philippe, Petit Richard E. (2008). New species and new records of southwest Pacific Cancellariidae (Gastropoda). The Nautilus, 122(1), 1-18.

Komai Tomoyuki (2008). A world-wide review of species of the deep-water crangonid genus Parapontophilus Christoffersen, 1988 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea), with descriptions of ten new species. Zoosystema, 30(2), 261-332.

Bouchet Philippe, Héros Virginie, Lozouet Pierre, Maestrati Philippe (2008). A quater-century of deep-sea malacological exploration in the South and West Pacific: Where do we stand? How far to go? Mémoires du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, 25, 9-40.

Osawa Masayuki, Lin Chia-Wei, Chan Tin-Yam (2007). A new deep-sea squat lobster of the genus Munidopsis Whiteaves, 1874 (Crustacea : Decapoda : Anomura : Galatheidae) collected by the PANGLAO 2005 expedition to the Philippines. Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology, (Suppl. 16), 15-20.

Lorenz Felix (2007). Two new species of Lunovula (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Ovulidae) from New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. Visaya, 2(1), 64-69.

Macpherson Enrique (2007). Species of the genus Munidopsis Whiteaves, 1784 from the Indian and Pacific Oceans and reestablishment of the genus Galacantha A. Milne-Edwards, 1880 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae). Zootaxa, (1417), 1-135.

Galil Bella S. (2007). The deep-water Calappidae, Matutidae and Leucosiidae of the Solomon Islands, with a description of a new species of Euclosia Galil, 2003 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura). Zoosystema, 29(3), 555-563.

Castro Peter (2007). A reappraisal of the family Goneplacidae MacLeay, 1838 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) and revision of the subfamily Goneplacinae, with the description of 10 new genera and 18 new species. Zoosystema, 29(4), 609-774.

Vidal Jacques, Kirkendale Lisa (2007). Ten new species of Cardiidae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from New Caledonia and the tropical western Pacific. Zoosystema, 29(1), 83-107.

Kool Hugo H., Dekker Henk (2006). Review of the Nassarius pauper (Gould, 1850) complex (Gastropoda: Nassariidae). Part 1, with the description of four new species from the Indo-West Pacific. Visaya, 1(6), 54-75.

Ngoc-Ho Nguyen (2006). Three species of Acanthaxius Sakai & de Saint Laurent, 1989, including two new to science, from the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia (Crustacea, Thalassinidea, Axiidae). Zootaxa, (1240), 57-68.

Lemaitre Rafael (2006). Two new species of Parapaguridae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Paguroidea) with subconical corneas, and new data on biology of some rare species. Zoosystema, 28(2), 517-532.

Macpherson Enrique, Baba Keiji (2006). New species and records of small galatheids (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) from the southwest and central Pacific Ocean. Zoosystema, 28(2), 443-456.

Tavares Marcos (2006). A new species of the crab genus Cosmonotus Adams & White in White, 1848 (Crustacea, podotremata, Raninidae) from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Zoosystema, 28(2), 533-537.

Lemaitre Rafael (2004). A review of Strobopagurus Lemaitre, 1989 (Crustacea : Decapoda : Paguroidea : Parapaguridae), with description of a new species. Scientia Marina, 68(3), 355-372.